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The Science of Immorality. 
jo gentlemen. 



Wm. H. Boyd, UT Sansom St. 

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1878, by 
Wm. H. BOYD, 
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C. 


Introduction, 1 

Equality, 10 

Pure Manhood, 17 

Hermaphrodites, - - 31 

Morning Sickness of Men, - - - - 45- 

Kissing, 49 

Hymens, 53 


Seminal Weakness, - 


Barrenness, 61 

Social Evil, 71 

Hernia, 134 

The Language of the iTerves, - 138 



A number of "private treatises" have been written 
'''to women exclusively," by men physicians. This 
w^as before women were regular M. D's., or before any 
woman had many years' practice in the profession. 

If women generally can be benefited by such 
books, it is but fair to suppose that men generally 
may be benefited by women physicians writing 
^'private treatises" to men, embodying advice, facts, 
observations, discoveries, etc., that are all important 
for men to learn in a pure way as matters of science, 
instead of acquiring with the most degraded ideas 
of life, and only such parts as are demoralizing and 
filled wdth the grossest errors. 

It is very evident that the great need of light 
among men has not been properly met by men ; 
spo man has elaborated on important points in the 
direction that is most vital, and hence it becomes 
the duty of whomsoever can peer into the darkness 
with a light, to do so with all speed, even if such 
light be no larger than a glow-worm, it may be the 
humble means of guiding many a weary one into 
a lost path, and of preventing myriads from losing 
the path of rectitude who are now" approaching man- 



hood, to say nothing about those in the great future, 
whose need for light shall be as great as those now 
traveling in the bewildering paths of existence. 

Knowledge must ever be the basic principle upon 
which the purest morals are founded. It is upon 
this corner stone of life's monumental building that 
grand towers of soul reach the zenith of human ex- 
cellence in middle age, and are crowned with the 
beautiful verdure of ripe years' real worth. 

With all the strides that have been made in art 
and science for the past one hundred years, the 
philanthropist must view with the deepest sorrow 
that but little progress has been made in morals, so 
little, that the men who even make pretensions to 
purity of manhood are conspicuously few. The ma- 
jority of men have no high moral standard, but with- 
out shame assert that they are as good as any other 
men, and carry the idea, that, as they have become self- 
complacent, women ought to be satisfied with what- 
ever standard of morals men choose to be reconciled 
to for themselves. 

Men would be amazed if women should assert that 
such a standard was a low one and did not corres- 
pond with a true woman's ideas of noble manhood, 
and that it was just as good a standard for woman's 
morale as it is for men's, (a position that is just as 
fair for women to take as for men, as any one with 
logic must admit.) 


Women feel this inequality most poignantly, and 
deplore the low position taken by men, as few men. 
can ever understand. "Woman's silence upon the sub- 
ject mislead men into the idea that they are indiffer- 
ent to man's morals. Men never hear the eloquent 
speeches of women of all ages when this subject is 
discussed in the homes of all grades of women, and 
the despair that settles over their faces as the want 
of pure manhood is felt by them with no hope of 
ever having the general ideas of men any better, and 
women being compelled to marry such men if they 
ever marry at all. While men are so ignorant of 
the real aspirations of women they will continue to 
wrong them. 

Men assume a right to have all relationships with 
women outside of marriage because they are inen^ 
and then assume the right to desert such women as 
beneath their contempt, and illogically reasoning 
both ways, assert that such women were not equals 
with them, because they yielded when unable either 
mentally or physically or financially to resist them.. 

Every art, often not at all understood by woman, 
is used to entrap her into such relationship when she 
does not fully understand the strength of her own 
passjpns and certainly not of men's, and she is placed 
in a position where she cannot possibly be fore- 
warned ; if not forewarned in a manner to make her 
disrespect all manhood, in a word, to be constantly 



on the alert believing every man a seducer. If he 
is not such, it is not for want of encouragement from 
the great masses of men in the following way : The 
arts and traps of seduction are talked over by men 
before boys, and so the youths grow up in the belief 
that there is something smart in taking advantage 
of women, and that it is the most telling evidence 
of manhood possible. Brought up in such a school 
it is more a misfortune than a fault that men as a 
mass have so little moral conscience, for there is little 
or no direct influence to counteract such schooling, 
and the lessons in defective conscience and low ebb 
of soul are so often given, that the most poisonous 
and deleterious stuff becomes a part of the man. 

It is true that perni^ous teachings are graded to 
some extent among men and boys in the different 
classes of society, but the same ideas of their im- 
moral rights that men believe to be their preroga- 
tives as men^ tliat all other men are called upon to 
respect as rights and women to tolerate, are the bases 
of jokes, good-natured slanders and pleasantry. 

Men tacitly acknowledge each others right to their 
own code of morals, and an exclusive right to their 
own victims is asserted with threats, fists and bullets. 
Such decisions of the rights of weak-moraled men to 
weak-minded women are heralded almost every day. 

The thieves of woman's self respect have wide 
ranges of "codes of honor." Such men call those 



who live better lives than themselves, fools, and those 
who live worse ones, brutes, which is an insult to the 
brute creation, since no animal can be found that is 
as bad as some men. 

The masses of men do not believe that one man 
ever lived, except Christ, who did not exercise what 
he deemed "manhood rights in degrading some 
woman," and there are men who even doubt Christ's 
pure life in this regard. 

There are many restraining influences with men, 
but the greatest is fear, without which the exercise of 
the basest passions (or rather the violation of the natu- 
ral laws) would be so great that the race would soon 
become extinct. But the "fear" is not concerning the 
results on the soul or body of their victims, but that 
their own bodies may suffer from some law that shall 
be enforced in the shape of disease, or of some human, 
law that is administered by individuals in the shape 
of cold lead globes, or sharp pointed steel if not in 
prison cells, or in hemp circles. 

Where no common law prevails, men treat women 
as though they had not a single right of existence, 
and but for their living, adding to men's sexual 
gratification, they would not be allowed to live at 

Where common law does prevail, women are con- 
stantly writhing under the inequality of law as re- 
gards sex, and men are so annoyed that to have peace, 


more and more j ust laws are enacted by them. Laws 
are made by men who have not a remote idea of liv- 
ing up to them, believing themselves clever enough 
to infringe them without publicity, and thus pass 
:for much better men than they really are, while the 
selfish making of protection laws is for the double 
purpose of protecting their victims for their own 
use, whether such women be wives or mistresses. 

And yet men have failed to enact laws of this 
character that are sufficiently potential to do away 
with, the necessity for individual administration of 
bullet or knife law. A certain class of men are re- 
strained by nothing less potent than this kind of law, 
and but for such law being occasionally administered 
by the relatives of women or by the victimized women 
themselves, there would be much more of iniquity 
than there is at present, although one is almost led 
to exclaim, how can the world be much worse than 
it is ? 

There is a fearful moral confusion that certainly 
appalls one who looks upon every grade of society as 
it really is. 

While every man has his code of honor in relation 
to women, nearly all of these codes can be summed 
up in the following list. 

1. The code of a pure life, where no sexual wrongs 
to himself or to a woman have ever existed, but 
^here every woman is treated with the same deference 



a8 though she was his honored mother or sister, where 
his wife is treated with all the acknowledged rights 
as though she were physically stronger than himself, 
and perfectly independent of him in all regards. 

That there are so few with this code, is why there 
/ is BO much of contention, strife, rapes, seductions 
\ and murders. There can he none of these evils where 
men live up to the nohle standard of true manhood. 

2. The code of " sowing wild oats " and then 
i. marrying a pure girl and settling down, and prid- 
Hng himself on being one of the very best of men, 

never once dreaming that there can be any better 
•specimens of manhood, or thinking that he has any 
obligations to that pure girl, in keeping himself pure 
for her, as she has been keeping herself for him. 

3. The code of living life ISTo. 2, being equally careful 
not to have any slanders in the shape of illegitimate 
children, and like No. 2, boasting that they "never 

^visited a public woman, or seduced a girl.'" — But all 
through life having relationship sexual with so-called 
^respectable women, married and single. Sometimes 
men with this code marry and sometimes do not, but 
always living the same life, making their marriage a 
convenience, if they ever do conclude to marry, and 
with their associates talk jocosely over the conve- 

'^i nience of having a wife, when there are reasons why 
|it is not policy or pleasure to go elsewhere. They 
use every art to keep their wives in the belief of their 



faithfulness to them, and laugh at the idea of a jeal- 
ous thought in them, or frown and hecome angry at 
such a suspicion. 

4. The code of this class is to visit reputable houses, 
talk up marriage, court several different girls, (tak- 
ing precaution to have them in different places, 
or in different circles of society,) seduce under pro- 
mise of marriage through force or fear, help them out 
of enceinte condition, carry on the game until he 
wearies of his victim, or she finding he will not marry 
discards him. Those of this class boast that they 
are "as good as any men" among their chums. They 
boast of their conquests and get rid of some of their 
victims by getting some other fellow to play the 
same game and then twit the girl with unfaithful- 
ness to them as a cause for desertion. 

5. The code of this class is to visit disreputable 
houses, make bargains and sales, and would despise 
seducing girls, or invading other men's families — 
pure sexual gratification is the one idea, and the 
quality is little to be considered. More married men 
than single ones patronize such houses. We shall 
give the reasons therefor hereafter 

This class treat respectful women with much more 
deference than the seducers wdio boast of never going 
to a bad house. 

6. The code of this class is to be constantly on the 
alert for victims, and their 'thirst for variety'^leads 



them into the most dishonorable means to accomj)lish 
ends. Rapes are committed by them and even small 
girls are victims. 





If men would only reason, tliey would very soon 
understand that the true position of women is al- 
ways one of equality with themselves in all the rela- 
tions of life. This is true, taken not only from the 
most just, humane and noble standpoints, but from 
the most interested and selfish ones, for not only are 
the children stronger, healthier, more intellectual and 
less irritable, having a stronger hold on life, but from 
the merest sensual motives, this is true: where the 
wife is simj^ly a grown up governed child, always 
more or less under the dominant will of the husband, 
!:she can never give the strength and satisfaction to 
the husband in the sexual relation that she would if 
^n individualized woman, with all the distinct mag- 
ifietic power that only such women can impart. 

The more of selfhood a woman possesses, the 
greater the ability to concentrate all of nerve power 
in the relation which she willingly engages in 
for reproduction in a pure monogamic love that is 
not robbed of the fineness of the relation by the 
degredation of partial or complete compulsion. 
While such a relation is not love^ there must be love 
with it, or it is an injury to both parties in the trans- 



action ; with love and respect there comes a peaceful 
satisfied condition of both body and mind. Excess, 
however, brings irritability and unrest. This would 

Xbe avoided by sleeping separately. Much of the dis- 
gust that at times is so unbearable would be avoided 
if the matters of making and un-making toilets were 
done in separate rooms. Few people are so bound 
too;ether in soul that there is not an ill-concealed 
disgust for private toilet matters, and even the ordi- 
nary arrangement of the clothes. 

However pleased with the person when clothed, 
the dressing and undressing transition, after a little 
time, becomes an endured unpleasantness. 

^ Several cases have come to our knowledge where 
women could not void fluids when their husbands 
were in the room, no matter how dark the night or 
how long they had been married. Women have 
suffered much, and made an effort to do so for an 
hour at a time, and although in severe pain because 
of the necessity, it was impossible to be relieved until 

u Men have had to partially dress and stand outside 
of their own rooms in hotels, before their wives were 
1*^ able to get relief. 

Children are often severely punished for not attend- 
ing to the calls of nature before retiring, and invariably 
doing so as soon as put to bed and left alone. If they 

were entirely alone. 



were tied in their toilet chairs and left alone for a 
few minutes the result would be accomplished. 

This is a peculiar condition of the system that 
few grown people understand. They can under* 
stand their failure to respond to the calls of nature, 
when they enter a closet that is so disgusting that 
the inclination of nature immediately leaves them. 

Fistulas often result where a person so disgusted is 
placed where there is no alternative but to visit such 
a closet. Every house however small in towns and 
cities ought to have closet plumbing where water 
flows abundantly, so that the calls of nature would 
not be so dreaded and postponed. 

It is found that constipated bowels caused by post- 
/ ponement of the calls of nature so irritates the organs. 

I. of sex, that much of immorality is the result. There 
must be an equality of rights of the organs of the 
human system. If one is free to eat and drink, there 
must also be freedom to evacuate the solids and fluids 
in order to have peace in the system. 

All should know the evils of exciting influences 
on the organs of reproduction, and both boys and 
girls should be equal in such knowledge. 

Men as Avell as women sufter from inequality of 
knowledge as well as of rights and privileges in the 
various relations of life. Men who deny any rights 
to women on account of their superior physical 
strength, sooner or later have their own rights as 



men interfered with, because the sentiment of ty- 
ranny is ever encroaching more and more; it is not 
safe to deny any one rights that belong to alL 

In the middle ages men were mutilated (castrated) 
so that they could sing like women in their choirs. 
They would not admit the women in the choirs at 
:all, and the great injustice to women was visited 
upon the sons of men, because they must have the 
voices of women and could not get them without muti- 
lating men when they would not acknowledge 
woman's ris-ht to sins;. 

Mutilated men are devoid of fine sensibilities, and 
are harsh and unfeeling and even cruel. 

These cruel men were, and are to this day, the 
guardians of the women of the Harems. They ac- 
company them whenever they are allowed to go out, 
and hold them under constant surveillance. AYomen 
herded in this way bear children that are tyrants 
from birth, being marked by those who tyrannized 
over them. Their failure to make advances in civi- 
lization, is owino; to the manner in whicli the women 
are treated. But a few years will elapse before the 
men of this country will be able to see themselves 
reflected in the glass of as gross inconsistency as the 
men to whom we refer. Men may laugh at the idea 
of women singing in public, or even uncovering 
their faces being ^'out of woman's sphere, and out 
of the delicate proprieties of life, and making women 



unlit to be wives or even good enough to be called 
women^^^ but let men remember, that it is only a piece 
of the same barbarism that allows men to be the 
dictators of women in anything that relates to exis- 

Nothing less than perfect equality of rights will 
ever result in the greatest happiness, and the grandest 

Enlightened women look upon any interference 
with human rights of women, whether as regards a 
failure to pass a law to protect woman in her clearly 
expressed right of suffrage in the Constitution, or 
any human rights, as being as great a barbaric w^ng, 
as men can possibly deem the mutilation wrongs of 
men. They diifer only in degree but not in kind^ 
for both stab in the same direction. Both seek to 
be the masters of the special functions of sex. 

A marked instance of oppression to women, result- 
in«: in cruelty to boys is apparent in the Turkish 
; Harem, where boys from 10 to 15 years of age are 
kept in large numbers for licentious acts in the rec- 
tum, which results in agonized death from inflamma- 

Enlightened countries are becoming more just tO' 
women, but still we are shocked with facts like the 
following that v/ill soon be obsolete in England, as 
they are already in America, owing to the advance 
of public sentiment beyond the codes : 



]^ot many years since an English court decided^ 
that a man might beat his wife with a stick not 
larger than his little finger, continuing to legalize 
this relic of barbarism. 

If a woman was untrue to her husband in Athens ^ 
he could take away all her property, beat her, and 
sell her at auction, but he could do what he pleased.' 

Mohammed ordained that untrue wives should be 
buried alive, but afterwards decided that they should; 
be stoned to death. 

In Egypt an untrue wife's nose was cut off, while- 
in Germany her hair was cut short. 

In the Polynesian Islands the wives are not allowed- 
to eat the same food as the husbands, or cook it at 
the same fire. 

In China, the women have so many disadvantages^^ 
that they are constantly praying that in the next 
world they may be men. Husband and wife may 
mutually agree to separate, but if the wife leaves 
without his consent, he may strangle her. Talka- 
tiveness, or a disregard of parents in law, are causes 
for a man's divorce. 

All of these inequalities of sex have their penal- 
ties. But we have neither time or space to elabo- 
rate truths that need but a mention. It is because 
of the inequality of rights of sex, that so much of 
outrage is perpetrated by men of all ages. Eapes on 
\little girls of but two or three years of age, are at- 



tempted by young men often giving them venereal 
disease. Boys from a dozen to eighteen years of age, 
..are often fomid attempting to outrage little girls, and 
\as boys commence so young to pursue the vices so 
well understood by the constant talk before them of 
men hardened in crime, no boy is too young to read 
this book, and his special attention should be called 
to the chapters on Pure Manhood, and the Language 
of the ITerves. Small boys should learn that vice so de- 
grades the boy that the man is capable of outrages 
far worse than murders, and that by ''slow degrees 
the tempter wins ; then step by step they give up 
all," and become perfect demons ; and as an illustra- 
tion the following is related : 

In the war with the Larmates, Emperor Proclus, 
in fifteen days, violated one hundred virgins who 
^ were his captives. 

American men will violate their wives while men- 
struating, which even an American Indian is never 
\ guilty of doing. Perfect equality of men and wo- 
^ men in all the relations of life would produce the 
best results to men as well as women. 



Pure Manhood. 

We have searclied books in vain for any descrip- 
tion of a pure man. We expected that in works de- 
voted exclusively to men, where the virginity of wo- 
man is so freely discussed, that the virgin man would 
have a descriptive mention, but in such books as 
in all others, we have failed to find any mention of 
the physical signs of manhood virginity. Such a 
neglect in works advocating either pure marriage or 
continence , is, to say the least, most remarkable. But 
a scientific and metaphysical writer cannot let the sub- 
ject rest until investigation proves whether or not 
woman alone has signs of a virgin condition, whether 
Xsuch signs are not equally marked in man. It would 
not need much thought to conclude that any portion 
of the body put to new use would be likely to be 
changed in some measure, and particularly a portion 
of such importance as the procreating organs. 

The signs of virginity in woman is a topic that all 
writers on private treatises, whether to men or wo- 
men, always speak of and make a tlxeme of the 
greatest importance in proving the chastity of women, 
as though man had any more right to expect to find 
a perfectly chaste wife, than woman had to find 



a chaste husband, and not until withhi a few years 
has the world been very well enlightened upon the- 
subject, and learned that even in some marriages^ 
there has been only external copulation yet concep- 
tion has taken place and a hymen as perfect as is 
ever found, seen by the attending obstetrician. 

On the other hand, after marriage when perfect 
copulation has occurred many times, the entrance of 
the vagina has contracted so rigidly when the act 
was repeated, that more effort was required to com- 
plete copnlation than at the first act after marriage^ 
These facts learned from the most reliable persons,, 
prove that the copnlation signs of chastity in woman 
are not to be relied upon, and by so much stress having 
been placednpon such signs, much of wretchedness has 
resulted to men for want of confidence in their wives' 
chastity, that has been cruelly thurst into the wives' 
faces, who were powerless to explain the difference 
between a delicate little membrane at the entrance of 
the vagina called the hymen, that has been forced to 
yield so soon after marriage, that the relaxing mois- 
ture of the parts has not prepared it to yield without 
great effort and pain. In after conditions where 
'the system of woman has received all of that kind 
of excitement that it can bear, the muscles of the 
vagina contract and refuse to receive more, although 
the woman may still desire to gratify her husband 
even if not at the time congenial to her. Most 

X / 

married men have had the hymen theory very much 
muddled by this after condition, at all periods in the 
\lives of married women. 

But very few men ever stoj) to consider their own 
inconsistency in demanding such purity from their 
wives, since, if they were themselves pure, they 
could not so readily doubt the chastity of women. 
It is strange that men can be so thoughtless as not 
to know that their own want of conscience in the 
maidenly purity of their wives, and their ability to 
judge of the same, would lead their wives to distrust 
them in their own youthful purity, for how can a 
/young man judge of a wije's condition if he is not 
I able to draw comparisons with a mistress. 

Had not women studied the medical profession, 
and studied into this one-sided virtue business, the 
world might still have gone on without women ever 
knowing that the signs of man's virtue ixre un mistak- 
able, although there are but few comparatively who 
are virtuous long enough to know themselves what 
are the sure signs of a virtuous man. We doubt not 
that by far the greater part of men in middle life and 
old age, believe that there are no signs of virtue in 
men, but that what is a sign, is undeveloped manhood, 
since they have not thought upon the subject enough 
to consider the time and cause of the physical change 
in the penis. Men make their wives believe ''the 
power to make an erection and leave the franum 



praeputii of the penis all next to the scrotum, is 
simply an omen of perfect manhood that is develop- 
ed with time, and gradually grows away from its 
attachments. This is all false, but is a story gener- 
ally told wives who are always contrasting the dif- 
ference in the attachments of the cuticle on infants 
and the freedom from attachment of the same on 
their husbands, and hence the very natural question 
as to the time when, the change takes place. 

So firm and unyielding is the attachment, and so 
painful any attempt to free the same from near the 
head of the penis, that only under the greatest ex- 
citement, a number of times, will it tear away, and 
every time there will be some, more or less slight, 
blood discharged from the torn membranes. 

Masturbation will not tear this away ; sexual relations 
alone loill do so, and when this unmistakable sign of 
man's virginity is generally understood, boys will, 
with proper training, make men that will honor 

Youno; women who were not chaste have not dared 
to marry doctors, and the time has arrived when 
young men who are not chaste do not dare to marry 
doctors, for the same reasons that young women have 
had, and continue to have, and the time is not dis- 
tant when young men will not dare to marry pure 
w^omen anywhere, however young, for women will 
be informed upon this subject. 



A number of men living to be 30 years old and; 
over, have married with unmistakable signs of hav- 
ing lived a perfectly pure life, and the harshness upon 
wedding nights that unchaste men have been guilty 
of, was impossible with them, because of the effects- 
on their virginity not only, but that selfish reckless 
disregard of a wife, that unchaste men evince in the^ 
sexual relation is not known, but a tender regard is-- 
ever observable. ^ 
Where husband and wife are both virgins, 

sexual relations on both sides will be moderate and : 
mutual, and satisfactory, and soothing, for husband 
will not seek to gratify unreasonable desire, because^ 
he will not have such a desire. It will be weeks and 
perhaps months before the fullness of the relation is 
experienced by either, just as it is always some time 
I before the fullness is reached byj3ure woman without 
I regard to whom she has married. w.«««^^ 
\ Chaste women who marry unchaste men, are often/ 
^- three months in reaching and sometimes never reachX 
a perfection of orgasm in sexual relation, owing / 
to the fact of the husband having lost magnetic 
power by his unchastity, and thus unfitting himself 
to become a father for her children, by being unable 
to father the highest type of humanity that shall be- 
superior to both parents which should result. 

The loss of virginity in men, and the failure ta 



live chaste lives is more a misfortune than a fault, 
as is often the case with women. 

Men are, when mere boys, allowed to go into all 
sorts of chance company with little or no regard as 
to the moral character of the same, with no warnings 
as to results on soul, and seldom a w^ord about the 
results on the body. Parents, mothers as well as 
fathers, think because the public places so low an 
estimate upon the morals of men, that they have few 
if any responsibilities regarding the morals of their 
sons. They cannot bear babies and bring disgrace 
upon them, and they have little or no organized 
thought about sons bringing disgrace into other peo- 
ple's families. Few people look away beyond dis- 
grace, that is but the opinion of other people ; they 
do not get a sight of the wrongs to their bodies that 
are not immediately perceptible. The masses of 
men reason but little on the most important subjects 
relating to social life. They are contented to know 
the arts relating to the attainment of passional aims, 
and the ordinary preventives of deleterious results ; 
but they do not even learn the plain lessons taught 
constantly : what will spoil the horse will spoil the 
man. The variety and excess of the horse causes 
him to be excited beyond control at the sight of a 
mare, no matter of how inferior breed and how poor 
condition she may be in at the time. And so men 
lose by variety the nice sense of selection, and the 



power of control, and take any women they can that j 
chances to be near, for like the horse, licentious' 
thoughts are ever uppermost in their minds, and they 
conclude that there is not a woman in the world but 
that would pursue the same course as himself with 
her price paid. There are large numbers of men 
who cannot be made to believe that there is a single 
man or woman who live pure lives, because their own 
lives and their observations of others have led them 
! to such a conclusion. One of the most common ex- 
pressions from men when the subject ot pure man- 
hood is alluded to, is this : "Men are all about alike, 
some are more shrewd than others." 

No man can ever tell how chilling such expressions 
and those of similar import are to pure women, who 
^vould love with a worshipful devotion the embodi- 
l^ment of pure manhood. But men cannot understand 
such chilling of the soul, until the best women make 
similar assertions about all other women — imagine 
such a condition ye good men, and see if, no matter 
what troubles you have braved like philosphers, see 
if, we repeat, you do not require all your brains to 
resist suicidal inclinations. iNTothing else in life 
comes home to the soul with such crushing Aveight 
as the loss of confidence in sexual purit}'. Life 
seems to be robbed of the charm of all charms when 
the permanent friendship of uncompromising confi- 
dence has been destroj'ed. Only the skeleton of the 



individual is left. What was thought to be genuine 
substance proves to be but a fleeting shadow in 
sunshine, tiiat is lost all together in twilight and 
darkness. For with a disregard of pure selfhood, 
saved and retained for the partner of life, there is 
loss of so much of fineness of soul and body, power 
of soul and body grandness, that it would take 
volumes to write out all the same in a complete 
» manner. The horse cannot have sexual relations 
I with a cross balky mare, a big-legged mare, one of 
1 inferior size, inferior breed, or of any description 
I and ever recover from the magnetic eflfect. The parts 
having contact may be immediately washed after 
the relation, but there is no power to take from him 
Nthe mare's impress left upon him that will be trans- 
mitted sooner or later to his posterity. So marked 
is this that some of the colts from the best breed of 
mares, sired by the best breed of horses, have par- 
taken of the dispositions and looks of mares that 
held sexual relations with the horse months and 
even years before. The male takes upon himself 
these magnetisms to a wonderful extent, indeed they 
become as much a part of him as are his feet or any 
other part. So is it with men, and they take up 
these magnetisms and retain them in their systems, 
; and transmit them to posterity. Men may discard the 
women with whom they have had sexual relations 
but they will find, no matter how low or degraded 



they may have been that their children will inherit^ ^ 
the traits and often the looks of their mistresses. 

This is a law that cannot be avoided but does not 
stop here. Like all other great laws, there are many 
deleterious effects that loom up in importance as we 
follow the various winding paths outside of the 
clearly defined one of rectitude. 

The worst effects as regards such transmission 
comes upon men^ because the life and power of the 
spermatozoa is magnetic in its unconscious life and 
power, and receives from the man the wonderful but 
as yet but partially understood impress upon the 
nerve centers, that time can never eradicate, and 
when this subject is fully understood by boys, they 
will cut off their right hands before they will thus 
wrong their own soul's tabernacle, and destroy the 
power to give to their posterity the sublime traits of 
their pure wives. 

Prostitution will never be stopped until men are 
educated on these points, and it is because we so 
fully realize this that we have done what no other 
woman has dared to do, lectured and written to men 
vexclusively on these important subjects. 

But we have not yet reached the depths of the 
injury that promiscuous relationship brings. As 
soon as conception takes place, the blood of the 
spermatozoa begins to circulate in the veins of the- 
wife, and the magnetic power of the spermatozoa 



also diffuses itself into the magnetism of the wife. 
The circulation of both increases in strength and 
quantity the whole nine months and so the very ele- 

(ments of the unchaste, that the husband has gathered 
-up in his former relationship with those unfortunate 
women, is circulating in the bones and muscles and 
nerves of his wife, through the arteries, veins and 
nerves, and she can never eradicate it from her sys- 
tem, ^oi only will the children inherit more or less 
of all these traits, but in thousands of instances 
Niave the once pure wives had so much of the prosti- 
tute elements, or thieving elements or drunken ele- 
ments pervading their system from the husband in- 
heritance, that they have eventually been overpow- 
ered by them, and the good originally in such wives 
has lost the controlling power in their whole or- 

That these effects on different people are varied 
according to the laws of the modification of laws, as 
yet but very imperfectly understood must be acceded 
to by all reasoners. Close observation tells us that 
these mysterious laws can be delved into still deeper 
than human eye has yet peered, and that from a 
knowledge of what is now already clear, we may yet 
solve unthought of problems called ''unknowables." 

There are those who can never be convinced of in- 
tricate facts unless the most striking evidences are 
\ witnessed, like a blonde woman whose blonde husband 



Las had sexual relations with a squaw or an African,^ 
becoming the mother of a genuine papoose, or a pure 
African child. 

The law of modification often steps in and gives 
a specimen of a child where only the negro texture 
shows itself in the rigid curls of the flaxen hair, or 
of a complexion and hair that is midway in color. 

The peculiar traits of character, disposition and 
predisposition are often more marked than the looks 
of the face, and not unfrequently the Avant of tenure 
of life is a telltale of no small moment, and the only 
easily discovered evidence of outraged law. 

There is another depth regarding the influence of 
the magnetism of presence^ that is still more ditflcult 
of explanation than even the mysterious contagious 
elements of disease, as seen in fevers, small pox, or 
epizootic, that could not have originated from any 
process of fear in the minds of horses, unless they 
have reasoning powers that they are supposed to be 
deficient in, or unless there is a power of mind in 
the human that so infused the animal hundreds of 
miles awa}^, that the eftects were the same as though 
there had actually been exposure to the disease. 

We often feel most miserable in the presence of 
some people without any seeming reason, and feel 
happy in the presence of others, experiencing an in- 
describable something in regard to such presence, 
that we know not how to commence to investio^ate. 



We feel it beyond our mental depth to reason it out^ 
and like the mystery of mysteries that we every day 
behold in nature, we yield the point and plod along 
with a reluctant dismissal of the whole subject from 
our minds for the time, as the too barren results of 
such thoughts weary us, without convincing us that 
their solving is an utter impossibility. The deeper- 
one delves into metaphysics the wider the field seems 
to expand. 

Dr. Franklin touched the keynote of electricity 
for the business world ; but who shall be able to so 
trace humanities' magnetic power, and so touch its 
key, that the masses shall heed its moral warnings ? 

The world must be made better by understanding 
the intricate laws of human development in body 
and in mind. For the masses to comprehend th& 
physical effects of unchastity, outside of the produc- 
tion of illegitimate children or of venereal diseases, 
but little reading is necessary if plain language is 
used. But the wonderful effect upon the 7nind re- 
quires such deep methodical thought, that but few 
minds are accustomed to habits of clear arrangement 
of their thoughts so that they could express them- 
selves intelligently on subjects that must reach the 
deepest convolutions of the brain. 

As the sexual relation calls for the most intense 
nerve excitement, and the strongest and most power- 
ful and concentrated emotions, so does it as surely 


<3all forth and receive the brain impressions, that in 
spite of all other considerations, are lasting and 
transmissable. And those who associate in the sex- 
/ ual relation with the low, the ignorant, the vile, the '\ 
l£ckle,the mimethodical in thought, the undeveloped 
in mind, cannot avert the law of effects upon them- 
selves that they are powerless to throw off. 

Man}^ a man of brilliant talents and fine cultured 
has become a mere cypher in the world from this ) ' 
<3ause. Many that have attained intellectual emi- 
nence have failed to become the bright stars they might 
have been, but for this cause. ^ 

It is lamentable that the incentives to pure man- 
hood are so few. Those who are the honorable ex- 
ceptions in society with all kinds of codes of honor, 
are not the favored men of the time, because they are ' 
so rare that women do not know how to treat them.i*' 
And so they look about them and see the worst rakes ^ . 
present the favorite beau of the evening with the ' 
purest Avomen of all ages. 

Such is the demeanor of a pure man that the women 
are not aware of his purity, only in exceptional 
instances. The purest of women with their general 
association with men not morally sound, do not ap- 
pear the same women used to, when there was less 
corruption among men. Men themselves do not ap- 
pear the same, if we can credit those who lived a 
half a century since as young men and maidens. 



But let US hope that we shall see no deeper degrada- 
tion of sex, but that with knowledge shall come rapid 
strides towards a pure manhood, with those who 
have ignorantly degraded themselves, and that know- 
ledge shall be so diffused that the young men shall 
all grow up as pure as they could wish the young: 
women to be that they shall sometime marry. 




Perfect hermaphrodites are very rare, although all 
cases of partial defective organs of sex are generally 
spoken of as hermaphrodites. Cases are related where 
persons after having been married as men for several \ 
years,were afterwards married as women, and in both; 
relations there was mutual satisfaction, with the ex-, 
ception of there being no posterity. What were the' 
antenatal conditions of these cases, no one is able 
to relate, as far as we are informed. 

They are always licentious, owing to an inheritance ' 
of the same irritability of the organs of sex, and to 
defective moral sentiments that were antenatal con- 
ditions. They never menstruate unless they have a.^ 
penis, and then the menstrual fluid is never passed,] 
except when they urinate. 

The parents of children born with defective or- 
gans of sex have always felt that they were dis- 
graced, and in some way at fault for such an occur- 
rance although they generally have no definite idea 
of the direct cause. 

It has been our fortune to have complete histories 
of such cases from our own observations, and it needs- 
but little evolution of thought to establish principles 
that are axioms with such keys. 



Hermaphrodites are but legitimate results of abuse 
of either or both soul and body. No woman's body 
can be abused without a suffering of soul, and vice 

We relate cases to prove our position in instances 
so marked, that the least logical cannot fail to be 
convinced of the correctness of our position. 

Mr. , married a fine, healthy and beautiful 

girl of eighteen years of age,when he was about twenty- 
two. He had been living in a promiscuous manner 
since he was fifteen years of age, with no restraints upon 
his animal nature, daily cultivating the same until he 
lost the power of self-restraint. He had no respect for 
womanhood and no regard, only so far as he could 
be sexually gratified, and the remonstrance of his 
wife when menstruating, the disgust at the time, and 
the terrible debility and irritability after, had no ef- 
fect upon him but to complain of her want of dis- 
position to please him. {She of course had no busi- 
ness to have any thought about herself.) Herself and 
orphan sister of sixteen years were sole occupants of 
his house. 

Every night he had sexual relations with his wife 
three or four times, except when she was menstrua- 
ting, and then he, a little time after marriage, made 
his wife's menstrual period an excuse to force the 
sister into such relationship. He was so brutal and 
tyrannical, and such were his threats of vengeance if 



tliey either left the house or exposed him, that the 
matter was kept quiet. His wife bore him one child, 
a dauo-hter, and both wife and sister died soon after 
with consumption, caused by venereal disease that 
he had given them. 

The child is now about eight years of age, feeble and 
timid but utterly devoid of any vagina. 

1^0 doubt but that mother's mind was so firmly 
fixed on her child, (if a girl,) being protected from 
man's abuse, that her mental influence caused the 
physical defect in her daughter. 

A young woman of twenty-five in this same con- 
( dition, married a man in Washington, J). C, and 
when the discovery was made by her husband, a di- 
vorce was the finale, although she begged and pleaded 
\for t\ie friendship of marriage -Midi consented to allow 
him any immoral liberties he might desire with 

Two families of young couples in ^N'ew York, were 
living near neighbors. Each had one child. Their 
intimacy resulted in one of the men taking the other 
man's wife and eloping with her. 

After a few months they returned and the aftairs 
were so settled that one couple again lived in their 
married relations. The deserted wife became enceinte 
soon after and as soon as she was sure of her situa- 
tion she applied to her physician for medicine to de- 
stroy the foetus. When we told her that we could 



not give her anything, she remarked with a great 
deal of anger, that as her luisband had once deserted 
her, she hoped that if her child was a girJ that "it 
would never be able to have a husband's relation, and 
if a boy that it w^ould never be able to be a husband.'^ 
When the time of her accoiichment arrived we at- 
tended her and found the child entirely wanting in 
a vao-ina and anus. 

The external labia were present and an enlarged 
clitoris that was really a defective penis, from which 
both the urine and the feces w^ere voided, but there 
was no other developments of sex, and without any 
seaming cause except the painful passing of the feces 
the child died in about a week. 

Among those who saw this strange freak of na- 
ture, was Mrs. Safrona Falley N'ye, whose husband 
was an eminent Methodist clergyman stationed at 
Rome, ^ew York. 

The Author became acquainted with Miss Falley 
while a student years previously at an institution 
largely endowed and named after her parents in Ful- 
ton, Oswego county, 'New Yoriv. This ladies' sym- 
pathies led her to call upon the poor mother of a 
child wdiose defective organs w^ould preclude all grand 
intellectual possibilities, not only, but cleverness in 
any direction. 

A man about thirty, in a good position with a 
quiet immoral reputation, w^as married to a girl of 

1. Internal labia and clitoris forming a defective penis. 
:2. External labia. 

^. Lower part of the malformation. 

4. Leg. 

5. Where vagina should be. 

6. Where the anus should be. 




twenty ; one cliild was born before a year had passed^ 
and a second one in a year after. This last was six 
or seven months old when w^e were called to see it. 
The anus was perfect as was the testes, but the penis 
w^as defective and resembled the enlarged, closed cli- 
toris just described and illustrated. 

There was no cuticle close to the pubes nor over 
the bladder for a space half as large as an ordinary 
saucer and much the shape. The muscles were and 
/had been from birth as perfectly exposed as though 
{ the cuticle had been removed with a knife. Serum 
^vas constantly exuding so agonizing the child that 
/ no one but the mother could be induced to endure 
j its never ceasing irritability, moaning and frequent 

The father had compelled the mother to sobmit 
to sexual relations every night three times, and every^^ 
day before he took his dinner, up to the day of her 
accouchment ; pleadings and explanations of disgust/ 
and agony were all unavailing, although he used no 
stimulants except cigars. This man has held a -pom- 
tion given him through the ballots of the people,, 

To the credit of the Jews be it said, that their re- 
^^digion protects women for twelve days out of every 
\month. Is it surprising that so few women among- 
the Jews will ever marry men of other faiths when 
there is no protection for them ? These outrages^ ar^^ 



beyond the sphere of men's legislation ; and when 
wives are goaded into suicides or murders, where can 
a man be found that peers into the facts of the easel 
Such women are too poor to fight with law for 
divorces, and have too much maternal love to leave 
their children, well knowing that men's laws will not 
give them to their real owner, because mothers cannot 
support them according to their judgment, of what 
a proper support for a child must be, forgetting that a 
mother will bring up her children better- alone in 
X^overtj, than with a bad husband having wealth. 

While we write, thousands of women are praying 
for death to relieve them from sexual abuse, looking 
no farther into labyrinths of the evil eftects of sex 
tyranny, than their own personal agony. 

Men will be better when the true principles of 
social life are fully unmasked. They reflect their 
knowledge of social life from their own standpoint, 
but how dense and dark have been the clouds through 
which the few rays of grandeur of soul have been 

The effects upon the mind are not so clear to the 
masses, as mental efforts require thought to dis- 
cern them, and the masses obtain more ideas from 
sight than from thought. Thi nking wearies more than 
looking, and the power of methodical thought is not 
easily acquired without some inheritance, although 
it is acquired by a course of training. There are 



but few metaphysical minds and such learn how 
difficult it is for the masses to progress where much 
thought and reasoning are required. The clearest 
/the most lucid arguments are often counted for 
naught because the average mind cannot grasp 
xheir full meaning. A great amount of systematic 
thinking is required to trace cause to effect and ef- 
fect to cause and the masses not being methodical 
thinkers fail to grasp the full scope of deep reason- 
ing, and to delve deeply into metaphysical subjects. 
But the facts related reocardino- well known cases of 
hermaphrodites, and the every day to be seen marks 
of mothers on children ought to arouse thought 
among men of but ordinary intelligence. 

In every community there are many cases of people 
with clearly defined antenatal marks upon them, and 
some who are deformed from the same cause. 

A gentleman l)rought a very large orange to his 
wife who was enceinte a few weeks. She thouo-ht it 
would seem far from generous not to divide, although 
she very much desired the whole of the orange. 
When her child was born there was an orange at- 
tached to its back with a little stem. 

A young woman who was a few weeks enceinte^ 
had her sympathies so aroused regarding a child 
about seven years old that could not talk, and, be- 
lieving its mother derelict in trying to teach her, took 
the case in hand but failed to better her condition. 



When her child was born it was deaf, and at the 
present time, cannot say but a few words, although 
much older than children who talk well. 

There are many cases of blood marks on the face, 
caused by the enceinte mother having a favorite ani- 
mal slaughtered, or being shown an injury of some 

It is needless to multiply cases. Facts suggest 
remedies in many cases ; if anything in diet is longed 
for, it by all means should be procured if possible, 
as there is some want in the system that ought to be 

"When unusual sights are forced upon the attention, 
woman ought to be instructed to place her mind upon 
the subject, and resolve that it shall not affect the 
child in utero, and particularly, should woman re- 
solve to have perfect children as regards sex, that 
there shall be no more occasions for letters similar 
to the following being written : 

Dr. : — At your request I furnish you the following 
statement : 

About the year 1848, a patient in man's apparel, 
aged about twenty-eight years, applied at the (Cleve- 
land (Ohio) Medical College for treatment as aclinic 
subject. The external genital organs were those of 
I a male, of usual development except that the scro- 
\ tum contained no testicles. The subject complained 
at regular intervals of about a lunar month, of pains 



in the pelvic regions, similar to those of menstural 
colic, followed by a free menstrual discharge from 
the urethra (penis.) This monthly discharge had 
been regular from the days of puberty, continuing 
about five days, and gradually subsiding and entirely 
ceasing until the succeeding period. 

The subject was suspected by the faculty of being 
\a hermaphrodite, and after the lapse of a year or 
two an opportunity was aftbrded for veri^dug the 
facts, by the death of the patient. 

A post mortem examination revealed the most in- 
teresting fact that there was in this individual, a 
complete double sex. The uterus was of normal 
size and form, the fallopean tubes of usual diameter 
and length, admitting the introduction of a small 
probe to the ovaries which were of natural size and 
structure ; the fimbria was natural, the os-uteri well 
developed, projecting naturally into the vagina ; the 
vagina of the average size and structure opening into 
the urethra about an inch, perhaps less, from the 
neck of the bladder ; there being no external signs 
of a vaginal opening or vulva ; the testicles were 
located about midway upon each side between the 
uterus and ovaries in a fold of the broad ligaments^ 
and were about two-thirds the size of those of 
average male adults. A section showed a normal in- 
ternal structure, but the microscope did not reveal 
the presence of spemiatozoa. The pubes were more 



prominent than in the average male, and well clothed 
with the usual hirsute covering. The writer of this 
sketch made tAVO plaster cast models of the external 
and internal organs, including the bladder and rec- 
tum and other parts in situ. Dr. Garlick, now living 
at Bedford, Ohio, assisted in the autopsy, and the 
specimen with one cast is now or should be in the 
museum of the Allopathic College, and the other 
cast was deposited in the museum of the Homeo- 
pathic College both of Cleveland, Ohio. Prof. H. 
P. Gatchell, now living at Highwood, Illinois, and 
Prof. Pulte, now living at Cincinnati, Ohio, were 
present with the undersigned when the examination 
was made, upon which the above sketch is based. 

J. BRAmERD, M. D. 
W ashington, D. C, January 4, 1878. 

[The above was furnished the author with permis- 
;sion to publish, by Prof. Brainerd. A number of 
other eminent gentlemen in the profession, besides 
the professor, and those mentioned by him, were 
witnesses of the autopsy. — The Author.] 

In closing this chapter, we are not blind to the 
fact, that whoever makes an attempt to elucidate 
principles not conceded to be such by those ignorant 
of the same, and others related to them, may not re- 
ceive all the benefit that the author hopes for, in the 
immediate future, but the "leaven" of scientific truth 

a. Uterus. 
h. Bladder. 

c. Testicles. 

d. Ovaries. 

e. Yagina. 
/. Scrotum. 

g. Fallopian tubes. 

h. Penis. 

i. Anus. 



cannot fail to be a poiver wlien there shall have been- 
time for the important leavening process in the 
minds of the millions who err from ignorance of 
great principles that sham modesty has prevented 
them from having facilities to acquire. 



Morning Sickness in Men. 

It is well known that but few enceinte women es- 
cape morning sickness in the first part of pregnancy, 

that the husbands of such women should suffer in- 
stead of them, has always been a m3^stery that has 
called forth no further explanation than that "it was 
because of sympathy." There have been instances 
where the first symptom of the enceinte condition of 
a man's wife was his own sickness of the stomach in 
less than twentj^-four hours after her conception. So 
unvar3nng and so marked has this been, that a rude 
joke has come from other men that they could alwa3^s 
tell to a day when a certain man would need a doctor 
for his wife. This has been a source of so great an- 
noyance that men thus effected have kept as much 
out of the way of jokers as was possible, even to the 
injury of business matters. Jokes in any form in re- 
lation to the giving of life and immortality, are be- 
neath people with any pretensions to a knowledge of 
the grandeur and responsibilit}^ of human antenatal 

The sickness of the stomach is owing to the sym- 

throuo^h the nine months. But 



patby that exists between the nerves of the utera&- 
and the nerves of the stomach. And as man has no 
uterus or womb, that he should suffer all the terrible 

[nausea, and his wife be perfectly free, is owning not 
to an ordinary sympathy, for he could not sympa- 
thize before his wife knew her own condition, neither 
could he sympathize because of witnessing a deathly 
sickness of the stomach in her, since she does not 
experience any ; therefore we must delve for a deeper 
reason, and in so doing we find that it is the wonder- 

/ful tine magnetic intelligence that is communicated 

i throuo-h her nerves to his nerves. In a word these 
nerves of the organs of sex, are wonderful know- 
ing and have a wonderful power of telling be- 
fore the brain does, and have power superior to the 
organs of speech in communicating such knowledge. 

All married people learn of acts and motives of 
each other in this wonderful manner, and the freer 
'they are from any sexual wa-ong the clearer and truer 
will be the knowledge thus gained. Unthinking, 
unreasoning people even, often get distinct ideas of 

i moral wn^ongs through this nerve power, wdien they 
have no other means of knowing, and it matters 
not how much such an untrue person may protest 
that the true one has no cause for jealousy, the 
knowledge thus gained cannot be blown away by a 
breath of denial. 

Many wives get distinct ideas of the existence of 


a wron^- of some kind, although they do not always 
get distinct ideas of just the character of such wrong. 

Men sometimes take the pains of their wives, and 
thus relieve them from suffering without any inten- 
tion to do so. 

It is not always a sympathy that exists between 
married people that causes them to take each other's 
Ipainsf but a power that is not yet fully understood. 
As an evidence of this, a man whose wife was taken 
with severe labor pains in the middle of a bitter cold 
night, refused to go to a neighbor's for a long time, 
telling her she could wait until morning if she tried. 
He at last went in an angry mood and left the out- 
side door wdde open. His wife said she wished with 
all earnestness and pra^^ed that he might have just 
as severe pains as she had, that he might understand 
her sufferings ; and soon after all her pains left, and 
a neighbor woman came to her alone, saying that 
her husband had such pains that he had to lie down 
in the street until he got over them. These pains 
continued at intervals after his return home all through 
the night and until her child was born, while her 
)( own pains were scarcely felt. We are acquainted 
with parties who w^ere themselves cognizant of the 
facts in the case just related. 

Men who have morning sickness when their wives 
are enceinte^ would find that it would soon cease if 
they would obey the great law of justice to antenatal, 



posterity, by allowing all the strength of the pros- 
pective mother to be given to the child in utero, 
\instead of making sexual demands upon her. 

This is not always true however, for young men 
who run away to another part of the country, or even 
to foreign shores, to cure dyspepsia when they have 
seduced girls and left them in enceinte conditions, find 
that the world is not large enough to get awaj^from 
the great law of the language of the nerves that 
cannot be controverted. 

Every man ought to understand that much of the 
suffering of wives from sickness of the stomach, both 
w^hile pregnant and at other times, is a result of 


^ Kissing. 

The above heacliBg may at a glance surprise the 
reader, since the most of people treat the same as of 
but little moment in any aspect from which it may 
be viewed. It, however assumes an importance 
's^ when the fact of venereal disease being contracted by 
H kissing, is verified by observation and research. Dr. 
!N'aphey, and others eminent in our profession are 
firm in this belief. One would be far from an or- 
dinary reasoner who did not concede the probability, 
since^venereal diseases aifect mucus tissues, not only 
in the organs of generation, but those of the nose 
and mouth. It matters little how a venereally di- 
seased tissue comes in contact with sound tissue of 
the same texture, or quality, if the most healthy is 
not afi:ected, it is because of an unusual power to re- 
sist disease, that very few people possess. 

Those eminent in the profession estimate that 
twenty-five per cent, of the people are tainted in 
! some deo-ree with venereal disease. One of the best 
authorities in Cincinnati, Ohio, states that thirty per 
cent, of the children born alive, die before one year 
of age, and that fully one-fourth are from some ^ 
s^^ilitic taint. 
^ 4 



This is but a sample of most of our cities, although 
some of the larger ones have a still greater propor- 
tion. The habit of kissing children is a pernicious 
one — for if they are tainted with the loathsome di- 
sease it may not make a positive appearance until 
about the time of puberty, or still later in years ; 
still it is better to avoid danger by such familiarity 
On the other hand the tender and susceptible lips of 
the young ought not to be kissed by those of mature 
years who may be severely affected, although no symp- 
toms are visible in the face, and nO' marked ones in 
the mucus membrane of the mouth, although some 
parts out of sight may be badly ulcerated 

But aside from diseases contracted, the habit of 
general kissing is a reprehensible one, since it leads 
to greater familiarity — there are "holy kisses" from 
women that are far from being holy in the estimation 
/of men who are so sensual that the least kissing or 
[petting of any kind arouses the animal passions. 
\ /Married women have said that they never dared to 
^ make the least demonstration of affection, as it 
aroused their husband's passions so that no matter 
how much they loathed sexual relations at the time, 
•'k; there was no peace until they yielded to sexual em- 
brace, and they very soon learned that the only way 
to live in a way to control their own person was to 
assume indifference to petting and kissing. If men 
were to control such emotions and live as though 



life had some elevated sentiment of affection as well 
as of the sexual passion they would find many a 
happy home with disagreeable wives. Women often 
think as men ouglit to understand them that what 
often is the result of ignorance, is a total indifference 
to their wife's desires, so long as their own inclina- 
tions are gratified. 

Parents wrong their children by urging or com- 
manding them to kiss people that are disagreeable ta 
them. Men make their children and wives kiss 
corpses at funerals of near relatives when they loath 
the idea, but dare not refuse to obey when told to do* 
so in a low and meaning tone. Kissing at meeting 
and parting in this country is so common that but 
few have considered the matter until they have 
lived half a life time and observed that a great part 
of it is only enditi^ed by one of the party, and is often 
disgusting, although from fear of offending, the- 
real emotions are suppressed. Whoever by reason 
of superior strength would kiss another without the 
perfect assent of the second party, would, if under 
no fear of the consequences, take the basest advan- 
tages of womanhood, disregarding the most sacred of 
individual rights of person, under all circumstances 
in life. 

And whoever ignores such individual rights sets 
himself down as a tyrant, whether the ruling mo- 
tives of such a person are guided by ignorance or by 



•selfishness. It is a crime upon the physical but a 
still greater one upon the soul, that must ever call 
forth hatred that may not be loud, but a silent hatred 
that is deep and bitter. 

The old years of a man's life who does not ac- 
knowledge a wife's right of perfect control of her 
person under all circumstances, will be a loveless 
one, if not a wretched one ; unblessed by the pure 
kiss of affection. 



The idea about hymens that once broken are 
certain signs of maidenly purity, originated with 
brutal men, who assumed the marital privileges as 
rigliis^ and instead of treating wives tenderly and 
gaining their confidence, and waiting until their- 
own nature called for the sexual relation througk 
^- their love of motherhood, and thus lubricatino; the- 
vagina, and relaxing the muscular tissues at the en- 
trance, have by brute force accomplished copulation^ 
breaking blood vessels at the entrance of the vagina^, 
and so injuring the uterus by such savageness that 
the whole ^\oman nature so revolts that the menses^ 
flow as a temporary protection to her. 

Precisely the same result follows at all periods ia 
woman's life, even after she has borne children. In- 

\ deed, the vagina has been knoAvn to contract more 
I tightly but an hour after repeated copulative acts, 
\than it was before the lirst act after marriage. The 
whole system seems to spend its power to j^rotect 
\ against such excess, in its eflbrts to efi:ectually close 
^ \the vagina, to prevent more injury to the whole nerv<^ 
system, that is sure to follow, no matter how willmg- 
in mind, or even anxious a woman may be to yield 



to men's demands, for the sake of an expected re- 
taining of his affection, or for other reasons. 

This condition has confounded men, and made 
them think that women were designedly unaccom- 
modating not only, but that they could assume the 
xole of the virgin at will, and seem never to have 
■copulated, and so they lose confidence in their having 
been maidenly pure. 

The virgin wife who is compelled to yield to copu- 
lation before she is herself prepared for it by the 
j natural lubrications, has her nerves so shocked that 
j it frequently occurs that months pass before she is 
' Ideally willing to yield to the relation. There are 
instances where the relation is never desired, because 
'Of a disgust that women feel for husbands that never 
ract as though wives had any rights but to yield to 
/their demands, and so the relation instead of being 
l:a tender binding one, is an irritating, separating 
[one. that fearfully injures his whole nervous sys- 
tem as well as hers. For a women cannot have an 
impaired nervous organization without a husband 
suffering in his nerves by his having contact with 

His ignorance of the cause of many ailments that 
result from such relationships under such conditions, 
weigh nothing in preventing the effects. 

Children are often born of mothers who have never 
liad one sexual relation that has been other than a 



matter of toleration. The ovum when in a proper 
€ondition, meeting the matured spermatozoa the 
work of conception must result when such germ 
and sperm cells meet. So great is the affinity of an 
ovum and a spermatozoa that conception has taken 
place with whatever of the hymen there ever was 
in a perfect condition, as the following will show. 
A couple married under circumstances not favorable 
to having children for a number of years. 'No effort 
was made to have perfect copulation, and not until 
there were unmistakable signs of accouchment, would 
either of the couple believe an enceinte condition 
possible. The attending accoucher upon examination 
declared that the most perfect hymen existed, and 
the woman must certainly be afflicted with a tumor 
that was about to be expelled, with probably fatal 
results from hemorrhage. To the surprise of all a fine 
child was born after a few hours labor, thus greatly 
muddling the brains of those who are so sure of 
maidenly purit}^ by physical signs. Few people 
ever expect to keep girls pure through other motives 
than fear of results and exposures ; but those who have 
no higher and nobler restraints, are unfitted for 
desirable motherhood, reliable wives, and the per- 
manency of the friendship of pure marriage. 

Men with their greater physical strength, ought 
to despise the very idea of taking any advantage 
of women who know so little about their own 



nature, and so much less about the strength of men 
excited by tobacco, and stimulating drinks. A man 
is less guilty who commits a murder, than the one 
who takes from woman a consciousness of her 
womanly purity. And he had better be dead than 
to carry on his soul the marks of his ow^x degreda- 
tion, to say nothing of the remembrance of the de- 
gredation of his victims. This will be more fully 
explained in the chapter on the language of the 
nerves, where the matter of the evidence of a well 
marked hymen, {ivhich very seldom exists^) will sink 
almost into nothingness when compared with the 
deep metaphysical truths that are of immensurable 

It has been the experience of girls that have been 
married before the age of puberty or very soon aftei\ 
^ that the sexual relation before the body was matured, 
^^was at first exceedingly painful, and such are firm 
believers in the humbug hymen theory, which as 
we have stated is very seldom found to exist, although 
the story is generally believed by both men and 
women, and is kept up to frighten girls out of vice — 
with w^hat success, the terrible condition of society 
attests, and ever will attest until better motives for 
chastity are taught. 




Seminal Weakness. 

So common are the ideas that it is "seminal weak- 
ness for men to discharge semen w^hen not cohabiting- 
w^ith women/"' that some really honest doctors have 
gone so far as to advertise themselves to ''cnre" the 
same. Others have made it a means to make money ^. 
when they w^ell know that the occasional emissions 
of that character is^ bnt an effort of nature to re* 
>^lieve itself of a surplus, just as the throwing off of 
the ovum in woman every month, is an effort of 
nature to rid the system of the ovum or eggs that 
s^, are matured and unused. If men are in healthy 
conditions this will occur every month, to corre- ^ 
spond wdth the emitting of the ovum in women. 
Whenever it occurs oftener in either men or w^omen, 
it is either because of weakness or of unnatural ex- 
citement. Tobacco, all kinds of intoxicating drinks^ 
highly seasoned food, the^vulgarity of women's \ 
fashionable dress that is ever appealing to the basest / 
passions, cause a drain upon the system that is 
undermining the constitutions of the masses. This 
^ must continue so long as women follow the ever 
\ changing fashions, which are studies to excite men's^ 

mone}'. As soon as men fail 



to be attracted by one &tyle ; as soon as its exciting 
novelty begins to wane, another fashionable means of 
\ keeping up this passional excitement is presented. 
'Not alone are the lookers on these fashions injured 
in mind, body and morals, but the women themselves 
are fearful sufferers in all these regards. So inti- 
mately are all the interests of life blended, that 
.neither sex can suffer alone. 

About an equal number of men and women are 
matured and the unperverted laws of nature are such 
that men and women res^Dond to them equally when 
living properl}^ IS'ature is fall of order ; and the 
ovum and the spermatozoa must be thrown off to 
.make room for the constantly maturing. From the 
age'oT"puberty, until the change in life, the process 
•of throwing off the ovum is one essential to health; 
these pass from the ovaries through the fallopian 
tubes to the uterus. It is important that the sperm- 
atozoa in men should pass off also, protected by 
albumen as they pass through the many feet of tub- 
ing in the testes. Although all semen that is largely 
composed of albumen does not contain spermatozoa, it 
^is a fact that where there is no albuminous discharges, 
^ spermatozoa is never found, and such men can not be- 
<3ome fathers, although they may be in good health. 
Instances have been cited to disprove this, but close 
investigation has proved the correctness of our 



We know an instance of this kind. A woman 
who had been a mother when her first husband was 
living, married a man who was very anxious to have 
children. In consulting us she stated the difii'erence 
in the seminal fluid of the two husbands, and when 
we informed her that he could not be a father, she 
expressed regrets on her husband's account. In less 
than a year we attended her in confinement. In 
about two years after she became a mother again. 
Another physician acknowledged the parentage and 
removed from the city where they resided. Several 
persons saw through the intrigues and kept watch 
of the parties, and knew of the doctor visiting the 
eity in question in a clandestine manner, without her 
husband knowing of the .same. Precisely nine 

' months thereafter she became a mother again. The 
woman's husband knew nothing; of the doctor's last 
visit, and was reconciled to the idea that he was the 

\ father of all three of the children. 

Many cases of real seminal weakness are caused 
by masturbation, excessive copulation, and by shav- 
ing the beard. This last cause is a cause of mastur- 
bation, for the whole nerve system is excited by the 

^shaving process. If the face was not shaved at all, 
the i3eard would not be so thick and harsh. 

Men very readily understand the aftect on the 

^ nerves of the eyes when a dull razor is used on the 



face, and thej will learn to trace effect to cause and 
[understand the irritability of the organs of sex. 
The face is a tell-tale of the life, and the time is 
not distant when all who look may read for them- 
selves and clearly understand what men have seminal 
w^eakness, and what are the causes, for every vice and 
every outrage on the great laws of existence have 
their own peculiar evidences. 

Beautiful young women will not always marry 
seminally weak men to save such men's lives, for they 
will understand that their suitors have so destroyed 
their re-productive power, that they may not be able 
to ever become fathers for their children, and if they 
do, such children will be miserable specimens of 
humanity, both in body and mind. 

It is a lamentable fact that there are but few young 
■men to be found that are fit for majriage. 




There must be some defect in the mind of a human 
heing that does not desire children. The unperver- 
ted sexual desires are filled with a love of posterity, 
and should not be exercised except for procreation. 

It has been said that "the love of posterity is 
greater in woman than in man," but this must for- 
ever be an open question, since man's brain is gener- 
ally so poisoned with tobacco and intoxicating drinks, 
that we know but little about what he would be 
without having indulged in the same. But there is 
a stronger reason why men do not love their child- 
ren as devotedly as women aside from the mother 
sulfering. A sexually promiscuous life destroys the 
finest and tenderest loves of life to a great extent. 
The man or woman whoever debases the procreating 
functions b}" sexual variety or change, or Avho in- 
dulges for selfish reasons without desires for posterity, 
/lose the power to become the parents of children of 
\the finest minds, bodies and morals. And although 
they may not be idiotic, or may not be born her- 
maphrodites, yet they are liable to be enfeebled in 
body, dull of perception, or without the power to 
leave their posterity to the world — in a word they are 



barren. All stages and modifications of evils result 
from an abuse, or an improper use of the organs of 
generation. They, should not be used at all until 
mind and body are mature, and then there will be 
a strength of character, strength of body and mind 
imparted to posterity that will be superior to both 

If bodies are mature before those in temperate 
climates are between 25 and 30 years old, the minds 
are not, it matters not how^ well they are educated,, 
and no person should marry until the mind is mature 
as well as the body. Time alone can bring maturity 
that enables parents to give to children constitutions 
and capabilities of mind that are superior to them- 
selves, or even equals w^ith them. It is true that sup- 
erior advantages of children to-day leads some to 
think that their children are an improvement on 
themselves, but had they had the same advantages 
in their youth, they would now readily see that the 
contrast is very great regarding the deterioration of 
their posterity. 

The love of offspring implanted in the soul of those 
unable to become mothers, has caused many barren wo- 
men to apply to us for a remedy, and to explain the 
cause of barrenness. We have seldom seen deeper 
Xlooks of despair on woman's face than when she re- 
peated the assertion that "there is no hope in the- 
case." Men do not understand the depth of woman's- 


love of posterity. So great is this that women of 
all ages, from before the age of puberty, until long 
after the ordinary possible age to bear children, 

>-dream of having infants of their own in their arms, 
and sometimes of twj.ns and triplets. Few, if any 
men have any idea of the love of motherhood that 
is expressed by girls to each other, and many an. 

> illegitimate child that is forced from the mother's 
presence, for fear of publicity, would be kept regard- 
less of consequences to her, if she were allowed to 
exercise her maternal rights. A most marked and, 
deepl}^ affecting instance of the love of children oc- 
curred in the central part of 'New York. A woman 
of nearly thirty years of age became a mother who* 
was never married. The father left the country be- 
fore the birth. A few years after she became the- 
mother of another child, at which occurrence all 
sympathy for her was extinct. "When the children 
were about half o-rown she was summoned as a wit- 
ness on some neighborhood difference, and the oppos- 
ing counsel questioned her in regard to her two ille- 
gitimate children of different fathers for the purpose 
of damaging her evidence because of her character. 

She replied that the love of the father in the 
hopes of having his offspring was so great that she 
pvas ready to bear all disgrace for the sake of having 

^ his child that she loved so dearly, that she made an. 



\ /opportunity to have another child, so as to have one 
^ ! to love in her old age if the first should die. 

The judge on the bench asked her why she did 

\ /not marry if she thought so much of children? She 
I replied that she had never had a chance to marry. 
There was not a dry eye in the court, when they 
understood that woman's love of motherhood, and 
; the judge in open court asked her if she would mar- 
ry him. And at the close of the court they were 
accordingly married. Veryjfew women are under- 
\^ / stood by men, only as some peculiar circumstances 
^ (bring their real characters to light. This results 
from a false idea of modesty that men make for 
women to abide by, and then in their egotism treat 
women as though they knew all about them, better 
than they know themselves. How much men lose 
in the great work of souland body elevation, men 
will never know until women make their own stand- 
ard of what is modest and right. The one is in reality 
synonymous with the other. Ignorance and false 

\, modesty always accompany each other. The motive 
and not the words or acts are truly modest or other- 
wise. Whatever any one person in the w^orld ought 
to know about the human body or its posssibilities, 
■organic or functional, all should know, for knowledge 
that is gained correctly is but the birthright of hu- 
manity. At this point we make an assertion that was 
never made before, that every woman, as well as every 



man, has a right to know before marriage whether 
that life partner is capable of parentage. Science has 
been so developed that this can be ascertained to a 
certainty, and thus prevent all of the disappoint- 
ments and separations resulting from barrenness. 
There are many causes in both men and women. 
There are instances of barrenness, where the only 
cause has been the harshness of husbands on wedding 
nights. The nerves of the vagina were so shocked 
and partially paralyzed that they never recovered the 
magnetic power sufficiently to foster the life of the 
spermatozoa until the conception was perfected. 

We have discovered that some women have such 
a cartilagineous osuteri, that the spermatozoa lose all 
of their vitality before they are able to pass over 
such an unmagnetic place before arriving into the 
body of the uterus where the minute placenta is 
formed, with the ovum in it, awaiting the sperm- 
atozoon. Our microscopic experiments have proved 
that one or more minute placentae are formed every 
month in the uterus while a woman is able to bear 
children. It is throuerhthe fine ma2;netic attraction 
of the spermatozoa for the ovum that bring the 
former, or sperm, cells, to unite with the latter, or 
germ cells. How great this attraction is will be 
seen in another chapter, where a case is related of 
conception without perfect copulation. 

Another cause of barrenness, is because of an 



elongation of tlie labia of the osnteri, making the 
osuteri so gross and unmagnetic, that the sperma- 
tozoa cannot pass into the nterus because of the re- 
]3ulsion. Another cause is that the osuteri is so 
small that the menstrual fluid is forced throuo^h this 
orifice causing great pain and consequent inflamma- 
tion, rendering conception impossible, because of the 
heat of the inflammation so soon destroying the sper- 
.matozoa. Another reason is, that the expulsive pains 
so injure or destroj^the minute placenta, that when the 
inflammation subsides there is no ovum or placenta 
in the uterus to receive the spermatozoa. Another 
reason is that the albuminous fluid given off every 
month to fill the neck of the uterus as soon as con- 
ception takes place is of such a vitiated character that 
the neck of the uterus cannot retain it. Although 
this last substance could be contained in less than 
half of a small thimble, it glues up the neck of 
the uterus to prevent air and other influences from 
interfering with the great and beautiful laws of 
foetal developement. 

Barrenness is sometimes caused from temperament- 
al inharmonies, but wrongs are every day to be met 
where the parents had better have been barren than 
to have united such temperaments, that the pov/er 
of longevity was lost in the children, or the general 
make-up was defective. 

Most of the cases of barrenness in women, yield 



to medical or surgical treatment. But there are 
cases in men, that cannot be remedied, and it is a 
crime for such men to marrj without the intended 
wife fully understanding that he is powerless to be- 
come a father. 'No man or woman whose respect 
is worth having, but would thank another for hon- 
estly revealing their true condition. 

The temperamental conditions have a wonderful 
eftect on barrenness in old age, as is seen in the fol- 
lowing cases. 

The noble Italian lady, Dianora Frescobalh, was 
the mother of fifty -two children. 

There is a monument in Aberconway Church, to 
^Nicholas Hooper, who was a forty-Hrst child, and 
the father of twenty-seven children by one wife. 

The wife of the coachman of Charles X. became 
enceinte Avhen sixty-five years old. 

Maj;ga£etjCribsowne, who died in 1763 at the age 
of 108 years, married her third husband at njnet)^-four\ 
years of age, who was at the time of marriage 105 j 
years old. They had three children, all of ordinary I 
height, but they never had any teeth ; their hair 
was gray, complexions withered, and had decre^itj 

In self-imposed barrenness, married men object to 
having children because of their trouble when young. 
Some from fear that they may be deformed, or that 
they may not be very clever, and no credit to them- 


selves. Some because of a want of an understanding 
that maternity does not injure women in any sense 
as wives if all the laws are observed. Some because 
they are too penurious to pay the extra expenses that 
their wives would demand, or their own pride sug- 
gest. Some because they do not wish to have their 
wives ever in a condition where their own demands 
cannot be supplied, and where their wive's whole 
attention cannot be paid to them, for those who 
practice variety before marriage are tyrants in mar- 
riage, and generally continue their promiscuity to a 
greater or less extent, hoping by putting on a kind 
•of rigidity of manners that they will convince their 
wives of their correctness of morals. 

We would not do an injustice to men, for the same 
things holds true regarding women who practice a 
variety life, as is seen in some tribes of East India 
and in Africa, where the women have plurality of 

The love of posterity is never as intense with ya- 
f riety people as with those w^ho have always lived 
true lives. 

The motives that call forth the love of posterity 
are many. The first and general one is that ever 
grasping to attain all that is within the possibilities 
of mortals, and to be considered equals with the rest 
of mankind. 

Where honors and titles are inherited there is a 



desire to perpetuate that style of greatness, and it 
sometimes occurs that the most cruel of measures are- 
resorted to for the accomplishment of such a purpose. 
The beautiful Josephine will ever be cited as an in- 
stance of this character. 

A prevalent motive everywhere, is to have some- 
one to care for them in old age, and no matter what 
are the examples of ingratitude of many children, 
a hope that theirs will be all they desire is ever in- 

Few men can ever understand, and perhaps no 
man can, how deep is the love of posterity for the 
purpose of having something pure to pet and place 
their affections upon as the predominant motive,, 
although they have all the other motives that men 
have also. 

We have known cases where the maternal love 
was so great with women whose husbands were post- 
^ poning for years their wives desired maternity, that 
they have been led to study regarding the fulfillment 
y)f such desire from another source. 

We know of cases where widowers with children 
^ when looking for second wives, have protested 
"^j against marrying women w^ho were young enough 
\o bear children. 
V Some young women have distinctly told such men 
xthat they desired children, and thus defeated the 
contemplated marriages. 



There are men who become aiigry every time their 
wives become pregnant, and treat them as though 
they had committed some crime, and by such treat- 
ment compel them to actually commit a crime in 
producing abortion. 

We know of a case where the maternal love was 
so great, that a wife was determined to have a sec- 
ond child, fearing that the first (about eight years 
of ago) might die and leave her childless. She suc- 

[ceeded in her plans for conception after a second 
month's trial, in taking the semen from the sheet and 
introducing it into the vagina. Her child was a 
w^ell developed boy, with the exception of having 
part of the cranial bones entirely absent. It lived 
but a few hours. 

Good men cannot form a clear conception of the 
fbase motives of some men regarding the tenderest 
^interests of life, and they hurry their daughters into 
marriage with any sort of a man that has wealth or 
position, never thinking whether the man may be 
able to become a father of grand specimens of hu- 
manity or not, or whether his daughter may not be 
barren and she be an imposition on her husband. 
Deception on one side is as reprehensible as on the 



The Social Evil. 

Eev. Dr. Muhlenberg in one of his sermons, gave 
ii withering reproof to fashionable woman church 
goers as follows : — "One of the great inducements to 
-^women to ply an immoral trade, is a fondness for 
/ fiiierj, copying their sisters in higher life, who, by 
{ their example of vain show in dress, have more to 
answer for in the matter than they suspect.'' 

E'othing could be truer, and when once in the 
Ivortex, they find they can live easier and more idly) 
jthan in other ways, not knowing that they will soon 
Uose the mental power to concentrate their energies \ > 
on anything that would be honorably supporting,^*} i/ 
■unless endowed with an unusual amount of will 
power. They do not understand that there is any-, 
thing to be thought of in the case but a loss of the ^ 
respect of people, an avoidance of child-bearing, and 
precautionarj^ measures against venereal diseases. / 

They do not know that their i^assions will not al-'^ ^ 
ways hold out, and they know nothing about the ' 
fearful drain upon their nerve forces. 

But one of the great motives in yielding in the 
tirsjb place, with the masses of unfortunate women, is / 
\ a 5^£i5;^ty^'that is intensified with the inducements, ^ 



and with the natural instincts of everything that 
has life. 

We have failed to find any men speakers or writers 
that understand this, for the most abandoned will 
not acknowledge this to men who undertake to peer 
into their lives. 

Men cannot deal with this question properly, be- 
cause they do^oLnnderstand women. The best of 
writers on this subject are full of false theories, and 
false conclusions that the mass of women who read 
the same assent to, because it is considered some- 
thing quite creditable among women generally to 
r speak of the sexual relation as simply a marital ac- 
quiesance on the part of women who are married, 
and of great passions on the part of any woman who 
is having such relations out of marriage. 

The best of men writers, whose researches on 
these subjects have been great, will assert with all 
the assurance possible, that "women's passions are 
not as strong as men's." And they will bring what 
they term proof to bear them out in such assertions, 
but nothing could possibly be more radically false. 
On the other hand the sexual passions of women are 
stronger than those of men, but the early training 
of self control, make the habits of continence so 
strong that men mistake self control for weak pas^ 
sional natures. 

There are times in^very month of menstruating 


women that only the^^oral sentiments save them,\)^ 
this is a perversion of the love of posterity that a ) 
combination of causes have produced. 

When the minute placenta is formed in the uterus 
and the ovum awaiting the arrival of the sperm 
cells to unite with the germ cells, there cannot be 
a louder call than is made with the nerves of the^ / 
vagina, all intensified with menstrual flow that every ! 
month gives new power to the vaginal nerves. The 
very formation of woman ought to teach a scientific 
man that her excitement as a natural consequence ^ 
would be far more intense than his. This is seen 
in the confessions of women whose husbands or 
lovers were using precautionary measures to prevent 
conception, and were not permitted to do so. It is 
seen in abundant cases where women marry men ^ 
far beneath them, and some widows resort to allN 
sorts of measures to gratify the sexual passions, and ) 
retain the respect of people by a chaste appearance / 
if they can but gratify at all hazards. 

The greater strength of women's passions as com- 
pared with men is seen in their willingness to take 
all risks of passing through the agonies of abortions- 
that are often greater than those of full grown child 

AVe must take human nature as we find it, and 
then try to make the world better by lessons of his- 
tory, observation and experience. 



Social evils are mi_regulated passions as well as 
/perverted passions, and the want of local bathing, 
the use of condiments and of stimulants are fruitful 
causes of such perversion. The unhygienic style of 
V woman's dress that compresses a portion of the 
body, and by its very length causes displacements of 
■the uterine organs, and defective circulation of the 
blood through them and contiguous organs, keeps up 
"^an excited condition. It is estimated that seven 
f tons of blood pass through the heart every twenty- 
four hours, and in doing this the blood is unnaturally 
^ t heated in the organs of generation by the compression 
\ of the clothing around the waist and loins. 

All the theories of shoulder straps and bodies on 
petticoats relieving this condition are very plausible 
in the minds of men physicians who never can know 
'by actual experience, to how limited an extent is 
this true. 

'^'The ordinar}^ length of women's clothing, arranged 
as best it can be, is detrimental to the organs of gen-- 
■eration and much of the false reasoning on the sub- 
ject has resulted from the ignorance of men doctors, 
who could not fully understand the subject because 
they are men. 'Not until women physicians experi- 
mented and traced cause to effect and effect to cause, 
was this subject understood. 

The proper arrangement of woman's clothing (the 
reform dress) must become general, before there is 


-any hope of mastering the so.nal evil r|iiestion. For ^ 
/•Avhile woman is kept unnaturally exeiteiL or in al ^ 
I condition to be easily excited sexually, lyv the ordi-1 
I nary styles of her clothing, the social evil (|UL-stion 
will be one about which the brain will muddled, 
and all elforts to reform by moral stiasion. prayers, 
kindness, harshness, midnight meetings, houses of 
reformation, and other conceivable plans will bring- 
but meagre and discouraging results. 

The same effect of unc'^ually arrangtHl dress on 
the nerves of sensatiou, with the nervo-Autal iiuiil is 
true, injuring women a thousand-foLl worse than it 
as possible to injure men, l:)ecau:?e men have not the 
internal organs of geueration that women have. 
Both men and Aviunen must understand the chap- 
ters on The Language of the Xerves. and Pure ^Ian- 
hood, the necessity for daily local bathing and the 
avoidance of all stimulants, before the great problem 
of the cure of social evils are reached. And then 
both men and women must cultivate themselves in 
accordance with the highest ideas of both fatherhood 
and motherhood. 
» "We are rejoieed to have an opportunity to i^uote 
Jules Favreof the Corps^ Legislative: He says '-The 
only way to solve the social evil problem, is to ele- 
vate the standard, of morals for men to that of the 
purest women."' That is most excellent, but he nor 
any other raan can see to the very bottom of the evil 



or they would see that no one single effort or a single 
measure could do away, with the monstrous evil. 

There is so much to be said upon this subject, that 
full elaboration would be impossible in our limited 

We must at this time enter our protest against the 
course of so-called " scientific men," who advise young 
men to "cohabit with women to improve their health." 
It would be no more monstrous to give such advice 
to young women than it is to young men. 

The organs of generation are for the specific pur- 
pose of procreating, and if not used for that purpose ; 
the natural means of ridding the system of an unusual 
accumulation is taken by nature. 

While marriage is favorable to health and longev- 
ity, because of many stimulants to exertion such as 
children and the accumulative interests consequent 
on marriage, we have abundant proof of the general 
good health of body and mind of those who have 
never married. Among such are the names of the 
following: well known women : 

Dr. Harriet K. Hunt, the first educated woman 
practitioner in America; Charlotte Cushman, the 
American theatrical star; Rosa Bonheur, France's 
greatest artist in animal painting ; Florence i^ight- 
ingale, England's most prominent army nurse, and 
Miss Burdet Coots, the great English philanthropist. 
The lives of these women prove what can be achiev^ed 



hj using the powers in other directions than those 
of sex merely, and letting the reproductive organs rest 
from excitement of indulgence. Woman individu- 
ally, is the only one capahle of judging when, how 
often, if ever, she is to take measures to become a 
mother as all men are free to decide what is of im- 
measurable importance to them. 

Some of the greatest men that have ever lived 
have chosen never to marry, and have distinguished 
themselves by the use of brain power, instead of 
■draining their systems through their organs of sex. J 
Among these are Sir Isaac IN'ewton ; Gibson, the sculp- 
tor ; Pitt, the statesman ; Baron Von Humbolt, the 
scientist ; Kent, the metaphysician, and Jacob 
Gremm, the philologist. 

Unless there is a stay to the social evil, the time 
is not distant when the world will sink back into 

The few who put on their virtuous cloaks to shield 
themselves from a discussion of these subjects, pre- 
ferring rather to ignore evils in their own circles and 
let the rest of the world take care of itself, are of 
but little use to us or the rest of humanity. Ignor- 
ing the evils of life is not the philosophical way of 
treating them. They should be discussed by the 
deepest metaphysicians, and all should be taught 
their existence and consequences, as the safe method 
of avoidance. 



Tliiey icill learn, it is impossible to prevent tlieir 
gaining knowledge from the basest standpoints, and 
through the most vulgar kind of language. How 
much better to be taught correctly and fill the minds 
with correct ideas and the true uses of all thino-s. 
^Science knows no false modesty. Much of the social 
evil is far beyond the sphere of legislation, but can 
be reached and the wrongs thereof righted through 
knowledge in youth. 

The effects of tobacco on the organs of generation 
are well known to the profession as excitants, and 
also as having an effect on the early decay of the 
i generative functions of both sons and daughters, as- 
^ well as parents. Dr. E. E. Phelps, Professor for many 
years in Dartmouth College ; Dr. ^N'apheys, the medi- 
cal author ; Dr. Pidduck of London ; Dr. C. McDougal, 
Dr. Wells, Dr. Trail, Drs. Fowler, Dr. Gardner, Dr. 
Smith, and a host of others learned in the profession,, 
are convinced of the social evils that are aggravated by 
the noxious weed — tobacco. 

S. Weir Mitchell, M. D.. of the Philadelphia In- 
firmary for I^ervous Diseases, in a recent paper, says 
/that "tobacco is of all causes the most potent in giv- 
ving rise to general nervousness." 

We hope the Doctor will give a learned essay upon, 
the effects on wives of men who use the noxious 
poison by portraying at length how the lungs, the 
kidneys, the skin, and especiall}^ the prostate gland. 



surrouncliDO' the iiretlira, gather up and throw out 
the poisons that are introduced into the system. 

The socM^ejvjLamong the^ married prevails to an 
extent that is appalling. The very influence of sex- 
ual variety that the husband carries to his wife 
through his neryes in his sexual relation Avith her,- 
impresses her with the idea of indulging in a variety 
also^and so the pure girl that he married with no 
other thought hut of faithfulness to him, his own / 
course of life has changed, and made her nnadde to ^ 
resist a variety life. Her husband seduces young 
girls, and brings to her in his sexual relations with 
her the sinr'd of seduction of the innocent, and so she 
reasons that if there is something desirable in initi- ^ 
ating young girls in sexual relations, that it must be \ ^ 
equally so to initiate young men and so she pursues v 
her course. 

And just so long as men are unfaithful to them- 
selves before or after marriage, will young men be j 
seduced by married women. Such cases are increas- / 
ing at a fearful rate, and will continue to increase 
until men who are stronger physically than women 
will refrain from degrading themselves by taking on' 

Mthe vile magnetism of illicit intercourse that once 
imbibed is ever after a part of the man, as much as 
his hand, and is a part of the inheritance of poster^ 

Popular ignorance on these points will not atfect 



the great laws, and while we have been able to make 
some discoveries and application of laws and princi- 
ples of the science of life, we should consider silence 
upon such important matters a crime of great 
magnitude, when we contemplate that millions are 
living, and billions unborn that are to be benefited 
by such knowledge. 

Both men and women suffer aside from the usual 
diseases of body and mind, who are actors in the 
social evil wrongs. Among the same are two that 
are fearful results, the prolapsus of the scrotum in 
man, and the terrible hemorrhages of the uterus in 
the change of woman's life. There are no reprieves 
from the prison of the soul. And no remitting of 
the penalties of outraged nature. 

Even in animal life there are marked instances of 
the great law. Somewhere there is a rebellion against 
such wrongs in the shape of a mare having but two 
legs ; a heifer having an extra foot growing from 
the shoulder ; a calf having six feet, etc. 

The magnetic power is the life, and to illustrate 
how poisoning is the variety touch, we relate the 
instances of the deaths of two of Barnum's choicest 

A woman so degarded that not even the lowest 
attaches of Barnum's shows would associate with 
her sexually, was hired by them for a pony^ The 
animal was fixed in a frame, but as soon as she was 



touched, he fell back dead. The same experiment 
was tried with another woman and another pony by, 
these men, with the same result. These women 
submitted to the degradation to get their bread, and 
for the pittance paid, Barnum lost his valuable 

"Will men never see that in a thousand ways their 
oppression of women are visited upon themselves ? 
The above case is but a financial retribution while 
the following is a physical one oi^ poignant character: 

One of the young queens in the South Sea Islands 
married a prince who died while in the first act of 
coition. In due course of time the next brother 
married her with the same result. The third brother, 
according to the custom of every brother marry- 
ing his brother's widow until an heir was born, re- 
luctantly married her, knowing that both his brothers 
had died from the eftect of having the head of the 
penis entirely severed. He was cautious, and de- 
clared she had a little knife concealed inside of her, 
and as his mutilated condition was testimony in the 
case, she was killed and examination revealed the 
attachment to the uterus of three small bones with 
sharp edges. 

^^'ature has strange freaks in her efforts to enforce 
her law of the rights of woman to her own person ; 
we say freaks, because we have not yet delved into 
the m^^steries that envelop unusual cases. 



There are instances where the daughters born from 
marital rape, have inherited such a power of vagina 
/resistance, that the coition grasp in orgasm has 
I caused a man the most excruciating pain. There are 
two instances in this city that are known to be such. 
One is a case of a woman in good social position, who 
/has all the fierceness of passion of the father and the 
[resistance of the mother, n^iaking her just the char- 
\acter she is. 

'No man ever has but one sexual relation with her 
and considers himself fortunate to be able to escape 
alive. It is utterly beyond her power to control in 
any degree the muscular tissues of the vagina, and 
the bruised condition of her victims are occasions of 
^apologies and regrets. 

The woman has property, and when she fails to 
'win a victim through ordinary arts, she pays a con- 
[ sideration for whoever she can get, but no amount of 
\money can make a second purchase. 

The very atmosphere is filled with wrongs of man 
to woman of more or less aggravated character. 
Women are oppressed because they will not sink into 
the immoralities of the age, or even sanction the 
same. Woman is denied legislative justice because 
she has so much logic that she cannot see any rea- 
son why she has not as good a right to help to make 
and to administer laws that govern both men and 
women as men have, and because she dares to dress in 



as time saving^ health saving, strength saving and rnoney 
saving manner as man. 

One class of men oi)press because woman lives up 
to the purest ideas of the grandeur of earth life, 
while another class oppress woman because she goes 
to the extreme of immoralities. The question might 
arise which class of men are the better of the two ? 

An eye witness informed us of an instance of the 
latter that all men ought to know of. Sixteen meii\ 
i n one evening c^ohabited with one woman, and after ^ 
the same, without one of them having given the de- 
graded woman a penny, took a large dog and, with 
one accord, compelled her to submit to another deg- ^ 
radation ! ! 1 AYhile grand and cultured women are 
oppressed in high places, the very atmosphere is filled 
with oppression that is meted out to otlier women by 
men of lower grades, in ways that V'Ould shock the 
former oppressors. Thus the sentiment of oppres- 
sion carries with it no safety valve. The veiy senti- 
ment preached, lived or even cherished will return to 
your daughters through men of degraded habits, to 
sting like a viper, although you may have sung them 
as a bird before your reverses of station and of for- 

It is a hard matter to decide where the greater 
crime exists, whether in debasing a pure and true/ 
soul with brilliant attainments, or taking advantage 
of one with little mind and meager attainmentsy 



Who shall decide which injures society the more? 
ISTo canvas is of sufficient dimensions to delineate 
the features of these cases. But in the great future 
the canvases will be unrolled to view. Let imagi- 
nation paint its own picture to every man according 
to life. One such will be related here : 

A young girl is the victim of a promising young 
man. He deserts her and she sinks lower and lower 
until she is a filthy blear-eyed monster, sinking out 
of life in a below stairs den, from which she is boxed 
oip and sent to ''potter's field." The brilliant young 
man has so covered his various conquests that he has 
been called respectable all through life. He has 
wealth, position, a fine family, and finally dies in his 
palatial residence, and is conveyed to the family 
vault with public honors. Voice and press are loud 
in extolling his virtues, while he is taking up his 
quarters in the realm of the disembodied. 

The first object that meets his eyes, grasps 
his hand, and speaks his name, is the degraded 
woman that is now one of the component parts of 
^ his "Hell." He starts in consternation^ he tries to 
speak a begone^ he attempts to wrench his hand from 
her grasp, but finds himself powerless. He then 
takes a retrospective view of his life and goes into 
all the labyrinths of labyrinths through which his 
victim and victim of victims has passed, and with 
€very thought and shadow of a thought, comes 



liome to him the dreadful realization that he has- 
been the grand mogul of the pure creatures destiny 
before him. The company he sought in earth life, 
and robbed of their magnetic power, rush to him in 
spirit life, with all the bad magnetism that are far 
worse than a literal fire and brimstone. 

A son of a wealthy and prominent gentleman in a 
northern city, who was boarding at a fashionable 
hotel, took a woman in bed with his wife who had 
been a friend of hers. The shock of misplaced confi- 
dence in both of them was so great, (and what of 
abuse was meted to the wife in other regards we 
may never know,) that wife became so demented that 
she almost entirely lost the power of speech, and 
scarcely knows enough to feed herself. This occur- 
red several years since, and at last accounts she w^as 
still living and in the same condition. 

How the mental and physical could be so afiected, 
just what process of action on both through the nerves 
was the cause of the result, is a study for the meta- 
physician, and until it shall be solved, will come 
under the head of the "unknowables." 

As the lower classes are so badly conditioned, 
we can only hope to right the wrongs of the social 
evils, through science in the better classes of society 
as regards wealth and general culture, ^^ot better 
as regards morals, save that there is less of the posi- 



tive brutality towards woman, and more of wooing 
into evil. 

A case occurred in Washino-ton as follows : A ofen- 
tleraan who was addressing a lady with the avowed 
intention of marriage, did, bj positive force, succeed 
in violating her person. He married her soon after. 
IBut he so shocked her sense of the proprieties of 
life, the selfhood of woman and rights of woman to 
lier own person, he so disgusted her with the sexual 
relation that she told him before marriage that she 
should never be party to such a relation again. 

They have been living together for near twenty 
years, and no iniiuence could be brought to bear to 
induce her to change her resolution. She has been 

/ uniformly kind and attentive to him except when the 

I sexual relation has been suggested in any way, and 
then she has been endowed with superhuman power 
of resistance. He was not out of the borders of civili- 
zation and could not do as one of the Indian Agents 
did in Wisconsin a few years since, which was to 
hire two men to hold a squaw whom he had repeat - 

\^ edly failed to violate alone. How long will it take to 
prove to white squaws that "men are women's protec- 

/tors," and to dark squaws that the whites are a noble 
.race sent by a great government to "civilize them." 

How many prayers will it take to wash the soul of 
social evils gathered up in earth life ? With many 



gathered up in ignorance of their ■permanence^ but 
gathered for eternity. 

We have said many times in our lectures that 
much of the faihire to do justly to woman was more 
£1 misfortune than a fault, because man does not un- 
derstand woman, and never will while there is one 
iota of barbarism relics over woman, preventing 
the largest freedom in thought and act. Imperfect 
laws must ever exist until there is perfect freedom 
for all the governed to make full statements regard- 
ing cause and effect in thousands of matters that 
men have no conception of, and never have even 
thought deeply enough to think it possible that there 
is a side beyond man's possible comprehension. 

Even as late as 1787, the subject was discussed re- 
garding the complete evidence of rape. 

The thought never occured to men judges or juries 
that a child or even a matured girl was ignorant \ 
of what an '^emission" was, that she must swear to / 
in order to prove rape. 

The common law would not take penetration as 
sufficient evidence of rape, until the eyes of men 
were opened by the testimony of a woman who had 
borne several children that "she could not swear that / 
emission had ever taken place." 

(Forcible penetration whether in marriage rapes \ 
or in any other, at any time, more frequently than ) 
otherwise, causes more or less hemorrhage. In any^ 



/ , V case the vagina seeks to protect itself from the injury 
of friction by lubricating with the natural secretions^ 
if possible, but if not able to do so then it is assisted 

^2- , \ by help from the uterus in an ill-timed menstrual 

There were no women on the dignified benches nor 
in the ignorant boxes, for the age was not blessed by 
Justice Esther Morriss, Lawyer Belva A. Lockwood, 
Jurymen Mrs. Amelia B. Post and Mrs. Editor Hay- 
ford, and a Law Journalist, Mira Bradwell. 

Forced contact of the genital organs should be 
met with the severest penalities of rape, since such 
an act is but premonitory to and luith carnal inten- 
tions, and is prevented only by some circumstances 
connected with the case, such as being frightened by 
other parties appearing, or impossibility of penetra- 
tion without serious results, etc, etc. 

Infants but two and three years of age are often 
raped, by men of all ages, not only for present grati- 
fication, but to familiarize girls of immature ages 
; with carnal matters, and to excite, so that seduction 
may be easy in future. We could mention many in- 
stances of this kind of outrage, but one will suffice. 

A case occurred in New Orleans, eight years since^ 
where a young man of nineteen years of age took 
\, his employer's little daughter of three years and 
gave her venereal disease. The attending doctor gave 
the author a history of the treatment of the case with 



the minute vagina and urethra that made treatment 
so difficult and so uncertain regarding her future con- 

The only just way to deal with a man guilty of \ 
irape is to castrate him, for a man who has once been 
guilty in the face of all the influences against what 
is worse than murder, a term in prison will not make 

The time is coming when a respectable lawyer 
will not defend such a man for filthy lucre — he or 
she will not draw up every point of law and twist 
it so as to defeat justice. 

It is a lamentable fact that nearly every case of 
rape, gives a ruined victim to the world, for the vile 
magnetism that is imparted by the fiend, is so infused 
in the system of the victim that vice of the various 
grades is irresistible, (see the Language of the 
ITerves.) Let judges and attorneys hereafter look 
upon and talk up to juries the metaphysical injuries 
as no courts have ever heard before — let no lawyer 
plead an after life of an injured girl as a reason why 
there should be no verdict as-ainst him. 


So long as children are begotten by force, so long 
as boys have the example that physical strength shall 
rule over women of any age or under any circum- 
stances in life, will the outrage of rape be commit- 

More children are begotten in marital rapes than 



ill any other way. If the ovum is in a proper con- 
dition and is met by the spermatozoa conception must 
result, for the laws of conception cannot be contro- 
verted by anger or hatred on one side and outraged 
womanhood on the other. 

The ordinary dress of women of all ages makes 
the facilities for rapes complete, and until the moral 
reform undersuits, and indeed the whole reform 
dress is worn, the best of girls and even women will 
^be raped by certain classes of men. 

The first step towards making the world better 
morally, is comprehended in not only a full knowl- 
edo-e of the effects of vice as seen in the Lano:uao:e 
of the I^erves, but in all womanhood being properly 
protected by dress in its best style. 

The ordinary dress of woman by debilitating her 
body causes her mind to be also weakened. Woman 
is, if not in absolute misery from dress, so uncomfortable 
that she cannot think gravely 'and deeply. If a man 
has but a sliver in his finger, he cannot write a fine 
article or do himself justice in a speech. That is as 
nothing compared with the enervating eftects and 
miseries of woman caused by dress. 

In order to have a sound moralist, one able to cope 
with life as it is and leave pure examples as well 
;as precepts, the dress question is of ^practicable import- 

How much of immorality is directly chargeable 



to woman's dress, we cannot pretend to elaborate in 
this work. This much we will affirm, that there 
wall be scarcely any perceptible difterence in the tone 
of morals — difference for the better, until both im- 
mature and mature woman is protected by dress, as 
110 w^omen are who dress in the ordinary styles. This 
us so well known that it needs no mention, only to 
remind the better class of men, that while there are 
all around us women dressed so that the facilities of \ - 
vice are perfect, we can expect nothing better than I ^ 
street rapes occasionally and parlor rapes without ^ 

AVe cannot too strongly impress upon the fathers 
of daughters their duty in seeing that their little 
girls are instructed in regard to the certainty of \ y 
protecting themselves against rapes, by grabbing j 
.\the testicles. So seiisative are they that a man is at 
once weakened and made powerless to injure woman, 

A case occured in Pennsylvania, where a young 
girl learned that her seducer was about to marry. 
When she saw him again he renewed his immoral 
attentions to her with a response from her hands in 
the shape of actually fracturing the muscles of the 
penis. The best of medical attention was procured 
but he was forever crippled and disabled, but the 
injury to the testicles is as effective a protection and 
much easier. And when women generally under- 
stand their power of protection, by knowing how 



sensitive is the scrotum, rapes will be fewer. But 
sexual wrongs will not cease until the reform dress 

^ becomes general. The underclothes are so construc- 

^ ted that a rape would be impossible. 

Reform Underdress. 

The undersuits are perfect covering from head to 
feet. They are so arranged as to be a perfect pro- 
tection. They are economical as regards amount 
of cloth and washing. One suit comprising drawers,, 
chemise and cuffs. The stockings are drawn over 
the drawers, doing away with the necessity for any 
devices to hold up the stockings, l^othing has been 
invented in the shape of stockings suspenders that 
are not injurious in some way. It will be readily 
seen that there are no bands around the waist as is 
the case where drawers are worn in the usual way. 
No one's hips can support drawers or petticoat bands 
w^ithout injury to the kidneys and bladder in men, 
and to those organs in woman, besides the more 
serious effect of a pressure upon the internal organs 
of woman. They are directly over the fallopian 
tubes, ovaries and top of the uterus injuring by in- 
flaming, as well as prolapsing. 

All kinds and classes of evils show their own 
legitimate effects in a diversity of ways, unex- 
pected as well as anticipated, for no evil stops 
with a sinde result. To such an extent is this true,. 

Refornv Fnder stzzZ. 




that the most logical and metaphysical are filled 
with surprises regarding what were yesterday casual 
discoveries, and reliable evolutions of thought, and 
with expectations regarding what is to-day ac- 
knowledged to be buried as " unknowables." Years 
and ages elapsed before some features of the mighty 
predictions in regard to ''the sins of the parents 
being visited upon children's children," were seen 
in their unmistakable truths, as antenatal results. 
But no mind can fully compass this prediction of 
the seers, or rather the philosophical metaphysi- 
cians of the past. Even to-day but few rush back 
to causes for lessons of prevention but blindly walk 
forth with their sophistry regarding cures, in the 
shape of prisons, asylums, almshouses, midnight 
meetings and reform schools. 

An opportunity is afibrded to illustrate the deep- 
rooted, and wide-branched antenatal evils both in 
China and America, since a hundred-thousand 
Chinese have come to our Western shores. Only 
about ten thousand of these are women. Fashion in 
China has made women helpless, and therefore crip- 
pled their morals by crippling their feet, and unfit- 
ting them to perform the active duties of life. 

And so the home work is done by men. The 
outrageous crippling of women all over by dress, un- 
fitting all American women for the duties of life, 
both among the rich and the servant classes, has 



made it imperative that men should take the places 
of house servants and maids of all work. This de- 
mand is supplied by the Chinamen. They perform 
all the household duties the same as a girl would do^ 
and is it at all surprising that, being so constantly 
with women and girls of the family, (men with all 
the passions of men without much culture of brain) 
is it, v/e repeat, surprising that with only one China 
woman in the country to nine Chinamen, that such 
men should by both foul and fair means improve 
sexual opportunities, since a large number of even 
this small number of China w^omen are used ex- 
clusively by American men? And these men, the 
husbands and fathers of their employers. 
. The American women before and since their resi- 
dence in the far West, found it impossible to employ 
white girl labor w^ithout their husbands and sons 
having sexual commerce with them, and now the tables 
are unexpectedly turned, and husbands and fathers 
can no longer expect purity at home, except wdiere- 
it is from intelligence and not from ignorance and pro- 
tective exclusion. Men's waves all over the country 
are ripe for miything since their husbands, through the 
language of the nerve^^ and in so many ways have 
proved their own course in life, and unwittingly paved 
the way for their waives and daughters to walk there- 

As true as the needle points to the pole, is the con- 



dition of the women of the country ebbing with • 
billow swiftness to the heartless shoals of s exual / 
li cense . 

Woman's Dress. 

The question of dress and the social evil is so great 
that we can but mention the same in this work. 
We quote from men and women as follows : 

Here I wish to call attention to another point of 
practical utility — the relation of dress to prostitu-- 
tion. Long ago I observed that in peasant life, 
where dress Avas loose and simple, illegal prostitu- 
tion was nearly unknovrn. In cities, where cost in 
cut and quality of dress are extreme, the greatest 
proportion of prostitutes to the whole population is 
found. Investigation has even proven that the ex- 
cess of costume and adornment exhibited is matched, 
by excess proportionate in social vice and intemper- 
ance generally. It is found that of abandoned 
women not over one in tvrenty are so from choice, not 
over one-fifth from real necessity, and the majority . 
are so from a desire to dress as richly as the wealthy 
when their earnings are insufhcient. .Dress and the 
fatigue of laboring in its perplexities is the first in- 

T. W. Organ, M. D., 

That woman should be the victim to customs so 
demoralizing and destructive to the highest good of 
all is the misfortune of her sex, the curse of the race. 
How intelligent aspiring women can consent to 



drape themselves in costumes that are a badge of 
servitude and an emblem of imbecility is a problem 
unsolved. To philanthropic minds, no subjects 
seeking the general welfare appeals for aid with more 
reason than this of substituting comfort and freedom 
for torture and tyranny in dress. 

Considering how it cripples the physical and 
dwarfs the mental faculties, how aesthetic culture 
and soul aspiration are defeated, we find pressing 
incentives to earnest effort for its overthrow. 

Brave souls with persistent energy consecrate their 
lives to the service of humanity. 

S. L. 0. Allen, 

South IsTewbury, Ohio. 

I sympathize with all who cry and sigh for de- 
liverance from the fickle yet persistent goddess — 
Fashion, who subjugates nearly all the women of 
our land. It astonishes me that they so easily yield, 
when their freedom needs but general revolt. How 
; can a man think his daughter equal to his son when 
\ she finds satisfaction in bonnets, sleeves and skirts 
that forbid achievements, and he is intent on vast 
interests ? 

\ Women have always been slaves, and are, if not 
wholly on the chattel principle, they consent to be so 
shackled and feebled by fashion, that the few who 
know what they want have not mind-force to put on 
the means of jpower^ the emblems of liberty^ and take 
both as fast as able. 

Of all the difiiculties with which she now contends, 
none is more serious in direct and remote bearings 
than the dress imposes. The great thing in the 
way of deliverance is that fashion makes her dress 


1. Lungs. 

2. Heart. 

3. Diaphragm. 

4. Spleen. 

5. Stomach and part of liver. 

6. Intestines. 
*7. Uterus. 

8. Vagina. 

9. Bladder. 

10. Anus. 

11. Spine. 

The first principle to be observed in dress, is perfect 
freedom of motion for every muscle. There can be no 
, restraints without injury, not only to the particular part, 
\ but to every part, through the law of sympathy. 

There should be such an equal distribution of cloth- 
% ing, that the blood may circulate freely. This cannot 
be the case without an equal temperature, for the blood 
is expelled by cold to respond to the invitation of heat. 
This is also true regarding the circulation of the nervo_ 
magnetic vital fluid, which is expended so largely in 
transporting the ordinary clothing of women. 

The man who loads his beast of burden with utterly 
useless gearing, would be considered idiotic or insane ; 
but what shall we say of him who oppresses woman be- 
cause she relieves herself of utterly useless weights and 
locomotion obstructors ? 

Orgcows of CJzest, 



not onl}' the symbol of her sex, but of inferiority 
because of sex. I care not so much that sex be shown 
by her dress, as that it thereby compels her to suffer 
disadvantage in the use of her powers. 

J. C. Jackson, M. D., 

Dansville, X. Y. 

Would that I could encourage weak, deluded 
women to be true to themselves, abandon slavery 
to fashion, and gain strength to fulfil life's duties 

Mrs. S. E. Michener, 


Men and women while acknowledging the ravages 
that fashion makes on health, insist that the style we 
substitute must be beautiful, and that garments cloth- 
ing the legs separately are homely and unattractive, 
though exceedingly convenient. They do not reject 
the most deforming device of fashion. The difficulty 
is plainly here : long habit and transmitted tendency 
have so accustomed the mind to follow the frequent 
changes of fashion that it readily assumes that the 
last style is preferable, and accepting without com- 
paring and choosing for itself, individuality is silenced 
and weakened, and only the false notion that drapery 
alone is feminine, speaks intaste. Conceding the point 
of a general chain of consistency, all that is required 
to make a natural dress beautiful is use. If long use 
can make the caricatures that licentiousness and 
avarice have palmed on the ages appear beautiful, 
have no fears that something comforting, strength- 
ening, liberating and rejoicing will not prove beauti- 



While bodies are cached in the petticoat badge of 
dependence and inferiority, minds and souls are sub- 
ject to evil, psychologizing wills and cannot com- 
mand themselves ; whereas crowns of strength, joy 
and sufficiency, with choice of jjlace in the exercise 
of power await the Unbound Woman. 

Fearing to put forth endeavors because all cannot 
see and approve the purpose involved, because chil- 
dren accustomed to wading cannot appreciate walk- 
ing, would be cowardice withering to my spirit. 

Mary E. Tillottson, 

Vineland, ^s". J. 

Woman having no proper physical training or 
scientific advantages, no highly remunerative em- 
ployment or official trust, they are, aS a rule, untaught, 
unskilled, unenterprising ; hence have thought more 
of adorning the body than of high culture. To cap - 

Mtivate the superior sex, win approval and companion- 
ship, has seemed the aim, dress the means. 

Fashion and goods speculators see their chance and 
make both dupes and fortunes by millions, reckless 
of the ruin. Deploring the grave dilemma, I gladly 
hail every earnest movement among women, however 
difficult, to correct the bad taste, pernicious example 
and foolish stupidity seen in the wasteful profusion 
and absolute deformity of fashion. I would encour- 
age the institution of a style for women, combining 
neatness, propriety, artistic skill, with entire freedom 
of choice and in accordance with the laws of health. 

William L. Garrison, 

Boston^ Mass. 



"My motto in dress is Utility, Comfort, Economy."' 



I think the tyranny of fashion in dress the great- 
est obstacles to reform. 

C. A. Bartoll, 

Boston, Mass. 

I feel anxious that this dress movement, so well 
begun, should be carried out by American women, 
on American soiL 

-X- -Jf -X- ^ ■;<- 

Popular opinion ever opposes reforms, and makes 
them move like ships against head- winds. 

A. B. Bradford, 

Enon Valley, Pa. 

In view of the immense importance of rightly re- 
lating clothing to the law controlling these precious 
living temples, no more sacred theme can claim our 
care. Looking on humanity to-day, the most strik- 
ing abuse of law is apparent in the burdeus dragged 
by women in lieu of legitimate dress. A thorough, 
radical change in their style becomes at once a ne- 

William S. Flanders, 

Corn vi lie, Me. 

Leaden apathy or racking pain is far nearer the 
rule with us than the exception. It needs no argu- 
ment to convince thoughtful observers that the most 
prolific cause of this is the pernicious moles of pre- 
vailing dress. 

J. Chase, 

Vineland, K J. 



The woman whose dress shows she is human proves 
she is worthy of equity. 

Women cannot grasp and shape their destiny till 
done through physical freedom, till feet are free as 
hands, legs as free as arms. 

J. Treat, 

New York. 

The styles of the civilized world, so called by the 
monster monarch, fickle fashion, are irrational life- 
destroying, mind-belittling, brain-heating, waist-com- 
pressing, ankle-wrenching, feet-pinching, back-break- 
ing, lust-engendering, child and mother-murdering, 

"Women should see that asking rights is useless till 
they take the right to clothe themselves at least as 
comfortably as men. 

J. M. Allen, 


Preaching freedom in Fetters. 

What can be said of the many woman speakers ad- 
vocating liberty, equality, spiritual elevation and 
moral reformation, yet pleading, with bodies legs and 
feet almost helplessly hampered ? I view them with 
a sickening sense, pity them from the deeps of a 
sad soul and exclaim, poor, sick sisters ! The most 
that you are doing is to burlesque your weak, cow- 
ard selves 1 You fall before a Juggernaut that has 
no palliating merit ! What is life without health ? 
What value has freedom without power to use it ? 

S. Mitchell, 

Yineland, N. J. 



1. Spine. 

2. Intestines. 

3. Bladder. 

4. Retroverted Uterus. 

5. Yagina. 

6. Rectum. 
Y. Urethra. 

In retroversion the uterus (4) presses against the iec- 
i turn (6), preventing the feces from reaching ^the anus. 
I While the top of the uterus presses against the rectum 
(6), the osuteri presses against the bladder (3) and the 
; intestines (2) fall upon the uterus and all of its attach- 
ments. In this plate, in anteversion, will be seen the 
abnormal position of the pelvic organs of woman. Or- 
gans of chest, &c., is the normal condition, as demon- 
strated by Berta Yon Hillern's power to walk. Were 
a corsetted, long dressed woman to attempt such physical 
culture, worse abnormal conditions just mentioned would 
be the result, bad as are nearly all women at present 

:R&troversio?o cfih^ l/ia-m 




When a dress prevails that gives full scope to all 
bodily powers, long depressed womanhood may reach 
normal endowment. 

A. E. Davis, 

Worcester, Mass. 

Reformers aiming at a style to serve health and all 
the duties and high attainments of our manifold ca- 
pacities are right, and should be abetted by all lovers 
of human welfare. 

J. M. Spear, 


To enlightened taste that is truly beautiful which is 
in harmony with law and immutable order. What- 
ever dwarfs human powers comes of ignorance, tends 
to weakness and woe, and is deformity. 

D. M. Allen, 

South ^ewburg, Ohio. 

I cannot express my admiration of woman's re- 
formed dress. 

E. M. Howard, 

It is a sorry sight to see a specimen of elaborately 
dressed frailty, and know that in those lovely shoes 
are comfortless feet, in that coil of beautiful hair an 
aching head, and under exquisite folds and puffs all 
manner of pads, pains and miseries. 

Two things seem needed to remedy abuses in dress. 
First and best, is independence in women. ^ 

A professional man whose wife wishes to wear a 
short dress fears it would compromise him in his pro- 
fession. He makes her carry his fortune on her hips. 



A liiisbancl would look better saying, "my dear, dress 
comfortably if you can. 

Rev. S. C. Beach, 

Norton, Mass. 

How can those who ever call for the freedom they 
have not persist in trampling on the more important 
rights they possess? Their style of dress embar- 
rasses every motion, and makes a most aggravated 
slave of the ever-worried body, and through that the 
never free or full-grow^n mind. Healthful dress can- 
not w^ell be unbecoming. Tight waists, draggling 
skirts, half-clothed legs, for a business woman, are 
worse than ludicrous — are suicidal. 


Manchester, Ya. 

My dress is what is known as the American Cos- 
tume. I have no thought of returning to the slavery 
and corruption of Fashion, but do expect to change 
my style when finding what is better. I have 
traveled much, and know the slights, cold shoulders, 
jeers, etc., that the ill-bred ofter. 

L. F. Stegman, 

Allegan, Mich. 

Merciless Fashion annually sacrifices millions of 
human beings on its murderous altar. A sound mind 
in a soimd body, a free mind in a free body, mean 
something that ought to open women's eyes to the 
duties they owe themselves. Grirls study physiol- 
ogy and are not taught to apply its lore or regard its 
many warnings. Their lives pay the penalty. 

J. H. Cook, 

Columbus, Kan. 



The varied benefits and constant comforts of my 
dress are so great that no temptation to retnrn to 
swaddhng clothes has assailed me. And yet mider- 
lying this important change is a principle that should 
prompt us to persevere, if selfish aids should prove, 
as some have said, not compensator}^ Abolishing 
the servile imitation of degrading customs, especially 
in dress, is among earth's imperative duties. 
Emeline a. Prescott, 

N"orth Vassalboro', Maine. 

Experience teaches me that a woman may wear the 
costume and gain respect by simply respecting her- 

C. Fanny Allyn, 

Stoneham, Mass. 

I have made my own way in the world. Have 
succeeded in the vocations of teacher, merchant and 
farmer ; traveled from Maine to Florida ; met all 
shades of treatment, from profound respect and high 
encomium to low shouts of rabbles, and the hiss of 
well-dressed bipeds. Think I have never talked with 
a stranger who was prejudiced against the dress 
without making the path easier for the next one he 
may meet in the American Costume. Through all 
opposition the personal benefits of the reform have 
compensated ; but had it been mainly sacrifice, the 
thought of working for the amelioration of woman 
and the elevation of humanity would still have been 
the beacon-star guiding me on amid all discourage- 

S. P. Fowler, 

Vineland, K. J. 



The sympathies of my soul are with those laboring 
to convince weak women that they need not obey life- 
torturing fashion. 

F. E. Eeece, 


We should have liberty to experiment with the 
widest range of garments, and use any that are 
adapted to our taste, needs and employments, without 
private or public molestation. Until this can be 
done all discussions on the relative capacity of men 
and women are ill-timed and in bad taste. 

Olivia Shepherd, 

Vineland, IsT. J. 

Yielding to usage and prejudice lulls conscience, 
and fearing gossip checks the course of knowledge. 
"Woman aspires to high culture and pursuits, and 
seems not to know her slavery to dress forbids at- 

L. E. Jackson, M. D., 

Dansville, New York. 

The laws of health, beauty, fitness, economy, con- 
venience, comfort and decency are violated in most of 
women's present styles. 

All know what is threatened if we call our brother 
a fool ; but T call him who weds a fashionable woman 
in these times a fool, and risk consequences. His 
risk must surely be great as mine. Saying less, I 
should be unworthy to subscribe, — Friend of Hu- 


Concord, N. H. 

Uteri? le Or^i^ans. 



For twenty -five years I have been teaching medi- 
cal classes to trace most of society's maladies, es- 
pecially those of women, to the dress that devitalizes 
the whole system, hence deteriorates the offspring, 
early made orphans. It has long been my custom to 
classify the four leading curses of civilization thus : 
1st, alchol ; 2d, tobacco ; 3d, drugs ; 4th, fashion. But 
the more familiar the subject becomes, the more I 
see of incurable cases, — traceable to corsets and drag- 
gling skirts, meretricious head-gear, and leg-beating 
flounces, — the surer I come to reverse the order and 
place fashions in dress at the head of the horrid 
category. No woman, dressed fashionably, can 
breath or walk normally. Without free respiration 
no pure blood flows, giving firm muscle to act and ' 
vigorous brain to think and feel. Just to the extent^^ 
that she constricts the lungs, loads the hips, oppres- ; 
ses the head, and burdens the limbs, she demoralizes 
her whole nature, becomes morbid, demented, pa- 
ralyzed and perverse. I see no hope of her attaining 
relief or higher conditions of any kind till ceasing 
to display in costume the badges of self-imposed de- 
gradation, and banishing the scare-crow whim that 
natural, hygienic dress is unwomanly, takes the > 
free use of lungs, ribs, legs and feet. 

R. t. Trall, M. D. 

Florence, New Jersey. 

Fashionable attire is ruinous to the sexual organs ^ 
of women. 

Dr. Sarah B. Chase, 

New York City. 

If space permitted, we could make many thousands 



.of quotations, but these could not all speak so em- 
phatically as the lives of such dress reformers as Dr. 
Susan Way Dodds, St. Louis, Mo. ; Dr. Lydia Sayer 
Hasbrouck, Middletown, i^". Y. : Dr. Lydia A. Strow- 
bridge, Cortland, N". Y. ; Dr. Ellen Baird Ilarman, 
^'iorence, iT. J., and other physicians who are practi- 
cal exponants of the vital principals so important to 
over-burdened women. 

The doctor, whether man or woman, who does not 
advocate a reform costume for woman, clearly shows 
an ignorance of the causes of diseases and displace- 
ment in woman, not only, but fails to comprehend 
one of the chief causes of the deaths of 100,000 in- 
fants annually, the imbecility and diseases of boys as 
well as girls, besides the tendancy to insanity, and a 
long train of evils that one with large causality and 
metaphysical acumen is appalled at beholding. 

Such an array of evils grow out of woman's ever 
changing, extravagant, licentious, debilitating, dis- 
easing, immoral doll-baby dress, that fashion imposes 
upon women, that make the great mass of them per- 
fect monomaniacs on dress, that appalls a practical 
exampler of modest, useful, economical, moral, health- 
ful, common-sense costume. 

Men who encourage this and women who talk 
.about "reform schools" or reforms of any kind so 
•arrayed and gewgawed, had better repeat the words 
of Edward Faxton until they can fully understand 


them: '-''Tliey loho would, reform others^ must first re- 
form themselves.'^ 

These diamond words are utterances so deep and 
-comprehensive that those who do not heed them, are 
sure to find themselves in a position too ridiculous for 
common pity. But a little time will elapse before 
the world will see this truth in all its clearness. 

Refoj:ms of all kinds are so linked and interwo- 
/^Ten that they must progress together; but in or- 
Vder to be permanent they must have the foundations 
secure. Such foundations are in health of body and 
mind, and the ordinary costume of ivomen disease both, 
Isot only do they have this effect on women and 
their children, both girls and boys, but husbands^ of 
such wives suffer also. 

They are irritated in their sexual organs, and they 
seek other women for relief. The irritability is an 
effort to throw off impure elements, and the more 
the remedy in either variety or excuse is sought, the 
harder nature labors to throw off the deleterious 
elements gathered up, producing still greater irrita- 
bility that is mistaken for strength of passion. 

Every means is devised to satisfy this morbid state, 
and with shame for the depravity of human nature 
we record that in our own country not ordinary men, 
but so-called gentlemen, are guilty of using the rectum 
of their wives. This is for the double purpose of 


I /getting strong muscular contraction, and to ]3revent 

There is no language that can express the more 
than barbarous outrage of such acts. The agony 
that is experienced by woman until the sphincter anii 
[ is so expanded and lacerated that it has lost contrac- 
\ tile power, cannot he expressed. Such is the con- 
struction of the rectum that large foeces can, without 
difficulty, he voided, but nothing of half the size 
can be introduced without extreme agony, not only, 
but after the inflammation subsides there is a tender- 
ness and uncomfortableness besides an inability to 
control the foecal discharge, necessitating them to 
-wear a protector from exposure. They cannot sit 
down without being in misery. Their whole nerve 
/ s^'Stem suffers from this most cruel tyranny. Can- 
j cer of the bowels finally results. But the men are 
not exempt from penalties for violation of law. The 
/nearer the worn out, effete matter approaches the 
I exit, the more poisonous it becomes and neither sitz- 
t baths or enema can cleans the parts so but that much 
remains in the multitudinous folds. 

This filthiness is absorbed by man and produces a 
. depravity that he cannot throw off, besides urethral 
? stricture caused by repulsion to the filthy unnatu- 
ralness of such contact. 

The bare proposition from a husband to a wife for 
( such a relationship ought to be a sufficient cause for 


1. Spine. 

2. Intestines. 

3. Bladder. 

4. Prolapsed Uterus. 

The uterus (4) is frequently prolapsed, so that the 
whole orgaii is outside of the vagina. The illustration 
before us shows that it is as nearly prolapsed as possible 
and not be outside of the body. The intestines (2) are 
also prolapsed. We have had a case where a portion of 
the same were outside and below the uterus. 

See organs of chest, figure 9, that the bladder is nearly 
round in its natural condition. The shape see (3) in pro- 
lapsus uteri, and in retroversion, and in anteversion, that 
other organs are so pressed against it that it must yield 
its rotundity. In prolapsus all the organs of the pelvis 
are displaced. Few know that the ordinary style of 
woman's dress will produce this and all other weakness 
of women without any other cause. 


divorce, but when it comes to compulsion, imprison- 
ment for life ouo;ht to be the penalty. 

Astonishing as it may seem to women, there are 
many men who actually believe that no rape of any 
kind can be committed on women. They have this 
idea from the illustration of Queen Elizabeth of 
England, who would not sign any death warrants 
because she believed that ever^^ woman could take 
€are of herself. She did not realize in her protected 
position how brutal men would dare to be, and how 
much greater was man's phyical strength. 

Men will never have just laws until women physi- x 
€ians are in the great councils of the nation. 

Nothing hut the sternest sense of duty to helpless ^ 
loomen could impell us to j^en ichat is so revolting to 
every sense of decent humcmity as is the shameful red- 
^ tal of outraged decency just related. Moral courage is 
carried to its greatest tension, but above all this a 
whisper of encouragement comes as we w^rite through 
blinding tears, what we have been long agonizing 
over the necessity for writing, and struggling to get 
moral courage enough to carry out our convictions, 
that ignoring evils can never remedy them. The illogi- 
cal and surface wise, but deeply ignorant, cannot see 
the necessity for arraying the evils of all classes be- 
fore the broad light of day, and disgusting the be- 
holders, little realizing that there is no effectual way 
of destroying the moths of corruption that eat out 



all grandeur of soul in the dark of ignorance and 
vice, and that sunlight of facts alone can do so. 

We place evil on a pedestal, and array the results 
around it and behold the eftect. 

"We call forth eternal principles and calmly discuss 
them. If silence could do the work, all Christendom 
could not open our mouth, but as nothing but an 
expose of the wrongs to woman and the wrongs to- 
pure manhood can be rightened and prevented, all 
Christendom can not close our mouth. Every wrong, 
/ no matter how base, has advocates attempting to 
! justify the same not only, but to establish it as a 
^ right. It matters not how monstrous it may be. 
/ But of all the iniquities of the social evil we have 
\ yet to relate the following as the most heinous pos- 
sible : 

The idea has been disseminated that the "eating of 
semen by women and the sipping of the exundations 
H of women by men, will promote health, prolong life, 
land promote beauty." 

This consummation of the basest of degradations is 
\j practiced not only by the fast but by husbands and 
\their wives. 

The public money might better be expended in 
teaching the monstrousness and results of baseness 
so vile that adjectives cannot be found sufficiently 
expressive to reach the case, instead of arresting for 
disseminating obscene matter. 



Such degradation not only debases so that the 
whole expression of face is soon so hateful that one 
is repelled at a glance, but the brain is so injured^ 
^that an incurable phase of insanity results. 

What is thrown off by men and women have a 
certain mission and eiFect, and is then not only of no-^ 
more use, but is a positive injury if retained. 'Na- 
ture makes no mistakes, and her laws cannot be in- 
fringed without penalties. 

-N"othing feeds the system that is taken into the 
stomach, only as it goes through the processes of di- 
gestion and assimilation, and instead of such disgust- 
I ing uses of effete matter being beneficial to the or- 
\gans of generation they are serious detriments. 

It does seem that the depths of human depravity^ 
have been reached, and it is time that human beings 
realized that there is something better in life than 
^ making a study how to turn all the best of energies^ 
V to licentiousness. 

It is a great mystery to many, why men in high^, 
lucrative and responsible positions cannot resist temp- 
tations to frauds, thefts, embezzlements, etc., but 
to us it is not so strange since it is well known that 
"wine, women and iniquities" have always been' 
classed together. 

The women who are the victims of such men, 
must d ress fashionably in order to keep in their graces, 
and the men well know that large sums of money- 



must be given women in order to have them dress 
well and live in a style becoming a mistress of theirs. 
It is necessary in order to cloak the true life of the 
woman, for the man to furnish means sufficient to 
have her be living on a seeming income. Thus the 
true relationship is covered up for a time, and calls 
seem to be those only of ordinary friendship in the 

These w^omen constantly living false lives of re- 
spectability, must of necessity be avaricious, since 
fashions are ever changing, and to dress as well as 
the wives, daughters or sisters of the men that sup- 
port them, and in whose society they mingle, a large 
amount of money is necessary. The relationship 
\sexual, with such women, so fills such men with the 
. avarice that they imbibe from them through the 
f magnetic influences of the relation, that such men 
are fit for any crimes to gain money. Men lose the 
moral power to resist evils when they take upon 
themselves the vile magnetisms of such women, who 
obtain a power over them that cannot be thrown oft' 
immediately. They lose the power of will, and no 
matter how much their reason may protest against 
their course, it is of no use when will is powerless. 

We are not sure that it would not be a moral 
crime for any one to be silent who sees the causes 
and eftect of human wrongs, and how government 
as well as individuals snfter because the true reasons 


1. Spine. 

2. Intestines. 

3. Bladder. 

4. Prolapsed Uterus. 

The uterus (4) is frequently prolapsed, so that the 
whole organ is outside of the vagina. The illustration 
before us shows that it is as nearly prolapsed as possible 
and not be outside of the bod}^ The intestines (2) are 
also prolapsed. We have had a case where a portion of 
the same were outside and below the uterus. 

See organs of chest, figure 9, that the bladder is nearly 
round in its natural condition. The shape see (3) in pro- 
lapsus uteri, and in retroversion, and in anteversion, that 
other organs are so pressed against it that it must yield 
its rotundity. In prolapsus all the organs of the pelvis 
are displaced. Few know that the ordinary style of 
woman's dress will produce this and all other weakness 
of women without any other cause. 




have not been clearly set forth, and men given "line 
npon line, and precept upon precept" until the con- ' 
tinned warnino's shall be heeded. 


There has never been a reliorious sect that has in-, 
augurated the all -important law of protection toj 
the unborn as have the Mormons. If all the evils 
with which they have been charged were true, they 
would weigh but little in comparison with the great 
and important ideas that they have established re- \ 
garding the perfect protection of the enceinte woman / 
from sexual abuse. All the strength of mind and 
body go to build up the child in utero, instead of en- 
feebling it by any sexual relation. Children born with 
such antenatal conditions have so muc h bette r nerves, 
and better control of their organs of sex, that they 
will have no desire to practice masturbation, to be 
polygamists, or sensualists. A large number of Mor- 
mons are not polygamists in practice, and do not use 
tobacco or any intoxicating drinks, and so we must 
look to the Mormons for a better race of people. 
Purity of manhood mnst come from the Mormons 
in greater numbers than from any other church un- 
less there is a radical change in the churches, by ad- 
vising the selfhood of women in the marriage re- 
lation to be sustained by their church creeds. Then 



will masturbation be lessened, and with a knowledge 
of its effects soon cease altogether. 

The world was shocked when Fowler & Wells sent 
forth the truths to the world regarding the practice 
of masturbation being so great among the young. 

Many people were quite angry because of the 
sweeping assertions made by these doctors, but close 
observation proved that all was true. The great in- 
jury to body and mind from this cause cannot be 
computed. The wrecks in insane asylums all over 
the country, the loss of general health, the inability 
to be stable, and a long category of evil results are 
now clearly to be discerned. All of which result 
from the utter ignorance of the subject. Tobacco, 
intoxicating drinks, pepper, and the heating and 
dragging of the mother's clothing all effect the boy 
in utero so that an effort for relief is made by mas- 

The boys of to-day have more to contend with 
because of their antenatal condition than is apparent 
to those who have had but little thought upon the 
subject, for they are born with an inflamed prostate 
gland: this is situated around the urethra and 
in masturbation, (long before puberty,) gives forth a 
discharge. After puberty it frequently occurs that 
no amount of sexual variety or excess will prevent men 
from masturbation. This is sometimes practiced in 
the beds of their wives. This is more frequent after 



middle life than at any other time. ^Tatiire takes 
away the power of sexual gratification from men at 
a certain age. The time varies, and men who do not 
understand this law, rush to physicians for remedies.. 
Excesses in sexual commerce and masturbation both 
leave old men with an irritable condition of the or- 
gans of sex, owing to an inflamed and enlarged i3ros- 
tate gland. The old man must pay for his iniqui- 
ties in other w^ays than those usually considered. 

^ot only are the boys addicted to this practice as 
a result of the causes just mentioned, but one has 
only to visit the teachers of schools of every grade 
and age, where girls are sent, to be convinced to 
what an extent the wrongs of parents are visited upon 
daughters as well as sons. 

one can practice this vice without the sure 
marks of the same being left in the face. 

In a certain country the making of rubber male- ^ 
organs for the ji^nrpose of facilitating girls in mastur- 
bation, is a lucrative business. The cost of manu- 
facturing is about thirty cents, and they retail at 
from two to three dollars. They are of difterent 
sizes, and girls of various ages are taught by their 
companions their uses. When one size is outgrown^ 
a larger size is purchased. They are kept at fancy 
shops attended by w^omen, who ask their lady custo- . 
mers ''wha^ number of the Ladies' Companion they 
wish to have done up with their bundle." When the 



i lady begins to talk about the magazines of that name, 
^she is informed that "the 'Companion' is in a box." 
/ This kind of masturbation, like all other ways of 
[ secret vice, sooner or later leads to sexual relations. ^ 
The effects of this vice on men are numerous. The 
most usual are consumption, insanity, softening of 
the brain and disease of the cuticle, and while all 
these are the effect on women, there is also an elon- 
/gation of the clitoris, and a formation of warty ex- 
'|crescences on the vulva. Men or women who are 
addicted to this vice, cannot become parents of either 
a superior mental or physical type of humanity, be- 
cause of loss of power. Such a person cannot be a 
desirable husband or wife, because of the loss of 
magnetic power. 

ISTothing so destroys the ability to think deeply, 
logically, gradually and connectedly as does orgasm 
even in the natural way if frequent, but especially 
in this true when produced in other ways. 

The Oneida communit}^ learned this, and soon 
incorporated the idea in their religious teachings, 
and would have deserved the name of "Perfection- 
ists,"' if they had lived up to their ideas, and not 
/substituted promiscuity under certain arrange- 
\ ments. Their infringement of the great law, that 
sexual relation should not be had without emission, 
and that for posterity alone has aroused the thinker 
to decide that they have retrograded instead of ad- 



\vancing, for the long continued sexual excitement '\ 
with suppressed orgasm' is a serious injury to both/ 
body and mind. 

TTature provides that the secretions of the relation 
should be properly mixed, one purpose of which is 
to sooth the nerves of both organs. 

Their relationship is one of organized sensuality 
that does not fail to produce direful results on the 
minds and bodies of their participants, and but for the 
\Onedia women wearing reform dresses, having an 
excellent diet, being systematic in exercise, and not 
being overworked, the bad results would be still more 

The rede_eming feature of the men, in never co- 
ercing women into sexual relationships has induced 
abused women to join the Onedia community. But 
we must forever condemn the double masturbation 
that sexual relation certainly is, when for licentious 
purpose alone, instead of for the procreation of hu- 
manity. But for women submitting to promiscuous 
sexual relations, they could not have their homes. 

This we assert as a rule. Their submitting will 
make secret vice in their children a certain result, 
' for such an excitement of the organs of sex cannot \ 
fail to produce their legitimate results in posterity.''^ 
It is well for the world that all kinds of experi- 
ments to evade the great and beautiful law of mo- 
nogamic purity are being tested in a free country in 



an unrestrained manner under the law of religious 
liberty, for it is only through all of these experiences 
that those incapable of metaphysical depth can see 
the great laws of beauty and harmony as exemplified 
in the grandeur of a life free from all the objectionable 
features that such experiments have disclosed. 

All kinds of vices and outrageous ways of human 
beings has caused some geniuses to invent remedies 
for relief from results in the shape of supporters, 
pessaries, trusses, uterine elevators, suspension ban- 
dages, etc., etc. But not until 1870 was the perfec- 
tion of an equal to the Spanish inquisition patented 
by the United States. 'No doubt the inventor's in- 
tentions were good, as the following will show : 

"My invention is a device for so covering up the 
sexual organs of a person addicted to the vice of 
masturbation, from his own touch and control, that 
he or she must refrain from the commission of the 
vicious and self-degrading act. 

"It is well known to those who have charge of pris- 
ons, reform-schools, and the like, that the practice of 
masturbation becomes all but universal among those 
confined therein. It is also well known to physi- 
cians, and to some heads of families, that multitudes 
of children of both sexes injure their moral and 
jDhysical natures for life by the practice of this vice. 

"My invention is designed to put it into the power 



of those who have the control of all such persons to 
entirely prevent the practice." 

We well knew that it came from a man^ and he 
not a physician, for no intelligent woman would have 
been guilty of sending forth such an instrument, and 
when there shall be a woman doctor as an examiner 
for all articles intended for the use of women, noth- 
ing so monstrous will ever be patented. AYe will 
2;o farther and say crueL 

Here is the description : 

"A band encircling the body just above the hips, 
the band being locked together behind by a small 
p)adlock, or other suitable device, the key to which 
is to be carried by the person who has charge of the 

" In front this band is connected, by numerous 
strips, with the lower band which at the rear passes 
down, one end under the leg, and both ends are at- 
tached to the rear of the pouch which pouch is made 
somewhat bag-like for the purpose of containing 
the organs. The front part of the pouch is attached 
to the lower band in front of the person. 

''These various parts — the upper and lower bands, 
the connecting strips, and the pouch — may be of 
cloth, leather, or metal, or, in fact, any other con- 
venient material. If made of metal, the j)arts which 
bear against the body must be padded to prevent 
chafing and injury to the person. 



"The pouch should (at least I so prefer it) be made 
of rubber or metal, and at the rear a small hole or 
spout is left for the discharge of urine. 

" The apparatus must be so fitted to the body as to 
have the edges of the pouch fit close against the per- 
son, so that it will be impossible for the wearer to 
touch the confined organ. 

"If the connecting strips are made of metal, they 
should be hinged or pivoted to both the upper and 
lower bands, so as to allow free movement of the 

"In addition to its property as a protector, this de- 
vice serves a useful purpose in sustaining the bowels, 
like a truss, or as furnishing the foundation for the 
attachment of shoulder-braces. 

" It is recommended that all the parts be made as 
flexible as is consistent with the office they have to 

In the first place there is no necessity for such an 
inquisitorial device, for a reform dress will prevent 
seduction and rape. If only pants are made in the 
ordinary way of slash fronts, anything of the kind 
would be impossible, for the vagina is so far from ' 
Ithe centre of the pants rape could not be committed. 

The undersuit is so constructed that a second bar- 
rier would also be met, and a third also in the second 
suit that is worn, as muslin and flannel are both worn, 
made in the same way. If for the purpose of pre- 



venting masturbation, a straight jacket will reniedj 
that — but for the device itself. If worn in the day- 
time, in order for it to be large enough to cover the 
parts, and snug enough to prevent the vice being 
still practiced, it would interfere not only with loco- 
motion, but so heat the parts that it would excite 
and agonize, besides inilaming the parts covered, and 
no matter what amount of "padding," it would irri- 
tate all around the pouch. The undried urine would ^ 
■ agonize the girl. As for the strips around the legs, 
all women who wear the ordinary supporters with 
only cotton strips complain of chafiing. As for the 
padlock behind, that would prevent laying on the 
back — the bands around the body w^ould so press 
upon the hips and body as to prevent laying on 
either side. But that is not the worst feature. IS'o 
one can lay down and be at all comfortable with any 
fastenings around them, besides the positive injury 
to all pelvic organs, and no one can endure anything 
as snus: around them when lavino; down as when sit- 
ting or standing, and if loose enough to be endurable, 
it could not be a j^f^eventive to masturbation. Any 
bands of any kind around the body are injurious we 
repeat to impress the fact. 

To prevent an inclination to masturbation is the 
object of the wise. Do away with tobacco, strong 
drink and petticoats in parents, and children will 
not desire to commit the deed. 



Teach the children to eschew tohacco, strono- 
drinks, pepper and petticoats, and they will not be 
^victims of social evils of any grade if Unmasked is 
put into their hands at an early age. 

Where is there a father that will not thank the 
hand that saved both his boys and his girls by giv- 
ing them a knowledge of all the evils of the world, 
that they may be forewarned and forearmed in their 
young 3^ears, before they learned by sad experience ? 

Any government, whether national or local, that 
obtains revenues from vice of any kind, whether it 
T^e intoxicatino; drinks, tobacco or contaofious disease 
acts, pay dearly for such oversight, such ignorance, 
such downright crime. 

When there is proper legislation regarding the 
manufacture of a sufficient quantity of intoxicating 
beverages for the arts, and a penalty for further de- 
struction of grain and fruit food — a penalty for the 
manufacture of tobacco, or putting it into the market 
without strychnine or something so disgusting that it 
will not be used for other than insect exterminators, 
than we may with a diffusion of knowledge regard- 
ing baneful effects, hope to be rid of such evils. 

As for contagious disease acts^ and the revenue de- 
rived from the same; the two evils just mentioned 
are the parents of the necessity for considering the 
question, by irritating the whole nerve system, and 



^especially that wliicli is apart of and connected with 
the organs of sex. 

Such inherited irritability, and such still farther 
irritability by use themselves, or by sexual contact 
with those who do use the same, are causes that we 
lare astonished at so few comprehending. As for the 
efficiency of such a vile measure as the infamous 
contagious disease act, instead of lessening venereal 
diseases, it is increased — first, by the appearance of 
a freedom from the same when it is gnawing the in- 
tricate folds of the vagina, and has extended into 
the uterus, where it is impossible to discover the true 
condition, as not even labor pains can relax the uterus 
w^ithout so much blood flowing, that the true condi- 
tion cannot possibly be seen ; second, by men rush- 
xing into vice because it is sanctioned by law, and 
they have full confidence in the examination protec- 
tion. But the most infamous {and loe pause for lack 
of adjectives to express any piux iooman\s emotionsyof 
anything ever enacted by men, is that j^oor^ seduced^ 
helpless ivoman is made the disease monger of man^ 
under the guise of his being free from disease of the 
most agonizing nature, and seeking her because he 
is thus free and afraid of contamination, when the 
real fact is, that by variety life he has become di-l 
seased and thinks to rid himself by giving it to her.' 

]N^othing can partake of brimstone selfishness to 
so great a depth as such an act 1 1 1 



But there is not a shadow of truth in the efficac}-" 
of such so]3histry. The true logic is borne out by 
facts, that the freer such cases are from any excite- 
ment the better in all regards. 

But as long as men alone make the laws, they will 
not submit to an examination themselves, to see 
■whether they are free from disease, and a liability to 
give it to women. If it is proper for men in the pro- 
fession to examine prostitute women to see that they 
are free from disease for men's use, it is as proper 
that women in the profession be also salaried to ex- 
amine men prostitutes to see if they are free from 
.disease for women's use. 

l^ow be startled with "holy horror" at such a 
proposition as this, but remember that it is only 
turning the tables in words but when they are turned 
in reality regarding all of the one-sided sex outrages, 
the beauty of tweedledee and tweedledum will be as 
ajDparent to men as it is now to women. 

A few men are even now looking at this one-sided 
moral business and taking action in recognition of 
the necessity of purity in men. Messrs. Walter 
M'Larens, George Warr, and others in London havo 
a Social Purity Alliance. 

Fere Hyacinth, (Catholic ;) Zoadook Kahn, Grand 
Eabbi of Paris ; the Archbishop of Paris : Rev. Dr. 
Baur, (Episcopal,) of Germany ; Rev. Mr. Cook and 
Saunter de Bloumey, of Geneva ; M. Leon Richer and 



Theodore Manocl, of Paris; Joseph iTathaii, Alphonso 
Tavre, Salvantore Colonna and Prof. Darneth, of 
Eome ; Orris Brusca, of Milan ; Pev. George Butler, 
F. W. Benting and A. L. Bernistee, of Liverpool ; 
Henry Richards, M. P., Sir Harcourt Johnson, Eight 
Hon. James Stanfield, Edward Blackhouse, Dr. ^e- 
vins. Dr. Eouth,Dr. Drydale, Dr. Carter, Dr. Carson, 
Prof. Stewart, Prof. Sheldon, all from various places 
in England, besides many others that represent all the 
principal religions, the Materialists and the Spirt u- 

It is to be hoped that the time is not distant when 
every community will have a Social Purity Alliance 
among men, where vices of all kinds will be discoun- 

The grand men whose names we have just men- 
tioned, give their culture, position, words and exam- 
ples to the great work. They attended the Geneva 
Congress last year, and one and all were disgusted 
with any sort of contagious disease acts, or anything 
sanctioning manhood impurity. 

It is to be regretted that none of our finely cul- 
tured American women who fully understand the 
basic principles of the foundation of all permanent 
reforms, {a proper dress for imnen,) were not present. 
One practical exponent of a moral reform costume, 
would have given a tone and turn to the proceedings 



that would have sent reform a score of years mtcf 
the grand future. 

Every living example of an emblematic dress of 
23urity , is worth a million speeches from those women 
who preach reforms of any kind while slaves to an 
immoral, bedecked, befurbelowed, and petticoated 
costume. Immoral women are disgusted with the- 
inconsistency of such women who urge them to 
leave a life that provides the same extravagance and 
show of dress. Such long dressed women are ever 
calling forth a presumption in the minds of those 
they are working to reform, that there is the same 
want of proper protection of the organs of sex, and 
that the same facilities for vice can be found. And 
just as long as the ordinary long dress is worn, will 
there be such a presumption and such a reality. 
Cleanliness is next to morality. The fanning-mill 
of even ankle drapery, causes an accumulation of 
dust that reaches and excites the one who wears the 

The purity of woman generally cannot be assured 
until the immoral dressing is stopped, for it unfits 
woman in body for the duties of life by its weight, 
cumberousness and expense, in mind by the drain of 
noble energies in following the ever changing fash- 

It is not frequent that a reliable and permanent 
structure of grand morality is builded upon stays,. 


petticoats, and their accompanying absurdities, and 
the sooner the good men of the world see this and 
understand that human perfections of body, mind 
and morals, need sterner stuff than sham ""grace in 
drajpery^'^ (which is but a fitting term for languor and 
helplessness,) the world will be better in all regards. 

Let all men do what is possible to encourage a 
sentiment of beauty of mind and large understand- 
ing of brain and boots, instead of talking sweet 
nonsense and praising little feet. 

We call upon our so-called "protectors" to do their 
duty against the tyrant fashion. 

"When this is done women will need no protection, 
from other tyrants. This monster one that sips vi- 
tality and virtue is the only one worth mention to- 
be protected from, for all others will meekly bow 
when the tyrant fashion is destroyed. 

Women and their children will not then be suici- 
dists, but will gladly live as long as they can to be 
properly developed for another state of existence, 
and will not be constantly longing for someting to 
quiet their nerves. Men for tobacco and whisky, and. 
women for gum and candy. 

Obscene Publications. 

The law regarding "obscene matter being sent 
through the mails," is an eminently proper one. 
But in order to be effectual, the power to decide re- 



garding the character of questionable publications 
should be in the hands of the scientific and morally 
pure. Of all that have been arrested, few have de- 
served to be, and instead of decreasing their sales, 
the very arrests have excited curiositj^ regarding 
them. Those making quotations from the Bible are 
the only exception. The officer that is so ignorant 
as not to be familiar with Bible history, until in- 
formed in a court of justice by those defending them- 
selves in suits for sending obscene matter through 
the mails, ought to cut out the obscenity and make 
a raid on all the Bible houses in the United States, in 
order to be consistent. 

'We think the Bible should be read by every mature 
person, for the grandest lessons are learned of per- 
verted human nature^ and the results of such per- 
version on posterity. The same immoralities with 
^ men making slaves of women were practiced then 
as they are to-day, and it would seem that the lessons 
learned from the Bible ought to prevent crimes of 
the darkest hue, especially with those who believe 
in its divine origin, that it does not, proves more 
than many are willing to acknowledge, and Avere it 
not for the friends of about fifty of many of the 
ablest clergymen in this country, we should here 
publish their names as proof of the vilest of immoral- 
ities having been practiced by them, and in nearly all 
instances their victims were "lambs of the fiock," 



from the clergymen standing on the highest pinnacle 
■of pulpit oratory, to the meekest of the clerical pro- 
fession. Something more than the ordinary religion 
was needed for such men. Something plainer than 
even Bible history. Are their histories obscene ? 

'Not only do members of churches commit all the 
crimes on the Bible calendar but the expounders of 
the 'Bible do just as badly, even to the incest of 
daughters under the pretense at first, that '''all fath- 
ers have such a duty to do or their daughters would 
die," and afterwards threaten them with certain 
murder if they reveal the same. 

It is but a few years since such a case occurred in 
western N. Y. while the clergyman was officiating 
in all his clerical duties for about three years of the 

In Herkimer county, K Y., in 1868, a woman 
having an only daughter about seventeen years of age 
visited her friend at a distance, leaving her daughter 
to keep house for her father. She had been absent 
but a few hours when the father of the girl asked 
her if she knew why her mother had gone on the 
visit, and then informed her of the duty of every 
father; and how he hated to be obliged to performx 
his duty; and that her friend, who died a few weeks 
before, would have lived if her father had done so. 

•5^ -X- * -:v ^ * w -X- ^- 

When her mother returned, she was so weary with 



travel that she reclined on her daughter's bed in the 
most quiet part of the house. Soon after dark her 
daughter, wearied with an unusual day's house work, 
retired with her. Late in the evening the husband 
and father returned from a neighboring town where he 
had been delayed on some business. He came to the 
daughter's room and immediately comprehending 
the situation took hold of both his daughter's feet 
(as he supposed) to awaken her, but through mistake 
in one of the feet awakened the wife and mother. 

We lectured in the town where this occurred, but 
we have considered such a history too obscene to go 
through the mails to feed perverted taste, but we 
should be derelict in duty if we omitted here to show 
the infamous means taken by fathers to lie their own 
daughters into harlotry 1 

In closing this chapter on Social Evil, we must 
impress men with the magnitude of their duty to 
women in every relation of life, not forgetting their 
protecting power in prisons, station-houses, poor- 
houses, asylums and hospitals. All of these are more 
/ or less under the actual surveillance of men, when 
1 the women are weak in mind, body or morals, and 
' more frequently than otherwise in all three regards. 
Opportunities are not wanting to make easy facil- 
ities for vice, and that they are sometimes improved 
by both the doctors, stewards and others is a fact 
that cannot be denied, and that is a disgrace to civ- 



ilization, since there are enough competent women 
doctors and stewards to manage the women's depart- 
ments in all the institutions of the United States. 

It is the duty of men to so protect all the women 
needing any public charities, and all who are by 
them locked up for any cause whatsoever. 

They are not assuredly protected as women, unless 
every possibility of immorality is removed by women 
occupying every position relating to them. 

Men are reared with the one idea prominent, that 
"there is a necessity for sexual relation with all men,, 
and that all sorts of means to gratify their passions- 
are in a way honorable," and wrongs to women will 
always result with opportunities, until the language 
of the nerves is understood, and that there is no suck 
" necessity with men" any more than there is w^ith 
w^omen. And when hoys are taught, as girls are, to 
control their natural passions, they will do so as well^ 
and when they become men they will from habit be 
as pure. There are occasional proofs of this. "When 
there are more pure men we shall soon find all ex- 
cuses for vice placed where they belong. One of the 
llimsiest to keep women in an absurdly unprotected 
dress, is that it is unhealthy for women to be cov- 
ered. Such talk from doctors, who were either 
knaves or were ignoramuses, have many times come 
to our ears. The fact is that a great deal of suffer- 
ing is caused by a want of such protection. That it 



is a trick of tlie lascivious to have the facilities for 
vice easy is too patent for further mention, save that 
hundreds of women who have worn the reform dress 
for over a score of years can testify in regard to such 
dress benefiting them in every respect. 

We do not know as our duty is done without again 
referring to Queen Victoria's domain, and entering 
our protest against wrong wherever it exist. 

We refer her to the following facts and ask her to 
read our chapters on the Language of the ISTerves 
and Pure Manhood, with the hopes that the wrong 
mentioned will be righted in the following manner. 
Pay her common soldiers so that they can afford to 
marry ; remove their restrictions on marriage ; re- 
peal the Contagious Disease Acts ; make provisions 
for the honorable self-support of the hundreds of 
thousands of women that have been the victims. 

So good a woman as the Queen will not fail to do 
what is for the best good of her people when condi- 
tions are properly placed before her. 

The preventing only one soldier in ten marrying 
in the English army has caused the Government to 
pass Contagious Disease Acts to protect the soldiers. 
These were passed in 1866 and 1869. At the close 
of 1874, 245,727 examinations were made on healthy 
women and girls. If these had not submitted they 
would have been imprisoned. 

■ "The ITational Association" for the repeal of the 



infamous acts sent an address to the friends of Mo- 
rality and Justice in America, and were represented 
by Mr. Henry J. "Wilson and Eev. J. P. Gledstone, 
about two years. Since Mr. Wm. Haen, chairman, 
and Frederic Charles Banks, secretary of the Asso- 

The native women in India have committed sui- 
/ cide rather than submit to examinotions by State 
\ surgeons under the English Government. 

In Yokohama, under British government, brothels 
have numerals over the doors. 

In Hong-Kong brothels are licensed by the Eng- 
lish Government. 

"We are opposed to having laws to compel vaccina- 
tion, for it matters not how many cows the virus has 
\ been cleansed by, as long as there is enough of the 
*>! poison to inflame the arm there is enough to injure 
the system, in insidious ways, that can be understood 
by reading the language of the rierves. Better trust 
to the possibility of having one poison of small-pox 
I in the system than to deliberately introduce what 
no one knows how many poisons it contains. 



" Hernia. 

Seven-tenths of the men are afflicted with hernia. 
This is too grave a matter to pass over with a mere 
mention of the fact. 

The jrasoner will at once look for the cause, while 
the unfortunate sufferers are testing the remedies. 

Since all ages and both sexes are sufferers, we are 
surprised that no more remote causes than the cry- 
ing of infants, and the severe toil of adults should 
he mentioned. 

Here is a telling illustration of the truth, that 
\women cannot suffer without men being sufferers 
€ilso. The ordinary style of woman's dress so debili- 
tates the pelvic organs of woman, that they are more 
or less prolapsed, as also are her abdominal viscera, 
\ the bowels. The whole of the organs of generation 
\ in women are weakened by their clothing, l^o petti- 
coats, corsets, whalebones or any fastenings around 
the waist can be worn without injury to woman's 
\ abdominal and pelvic viscera. Men could not wear 
■ ' the ordinary clothing of women without injury, but 
it would be far less injurious to them than to women, 
because they have not women's pelvic organs to pro- 
lapse, to displace or otherwise iiijiire. 



But while women dress in this way, their sons are ^ 
injured through them, to such an extent that many 
are born with inguinal hernia. In some cases it does 
not appear until a year or two of age. In a large 
number of instances, the membraneous tissue over 
the bowels and the muscular tissue over them, are so 
weakened that hernia is the sure result, from over 
work, a misstep, or from even less causes. When men 
evolve out of their might of ignorant oppression of 
scientific women who are dressing hygienically and 
use their influence and money to further general en- 
lightment and practice of the true object of clothing, 
their sons and grandsons will be free from the sure 
tendency to hernia and not until then ; it matters not 
what they may think regarding an ignorant standard 
of *'taste," that is made by equally ignorant courte- 
sans and adopted by them, not as a imnciiile of dress, 
for ever-changing fashions cannot be principles. A 
reform dress is an embodiment of a principle ; and 
as "principles are eternal," men will have the satis- 
faction ere long, to find that principles cannot be 
destroyed by any sort of oppression, but the real pa- 
triots and the true philanthropists, will join with the 
philosophers in establishing the same. 

Dr. J^onot, the leading man of the profession in 
Paris, wrote the author a letter, in which he speaks 
of the ordinary arrangement of woman's clothing 



being one of the most fruitful causes of the weak- 
nesses and diseases peculiar to women. 

Dr. Banning, the great American inventor of uter- 
ine elevators^ is explicit regarding the mechanical dis- 
placing of the abdominal and pelvic vicera by dress. 

Prof. Phelps, of Andover University, acknowl- 
edged to be one of the most learned in the profes- 
sion, said to his class "that the women of America 
would ere long be obliged to doll* petticoats and put 
on panta, as the ordinary dress was an injury to the 
reproductive organs of woman and her whole nerve 

\ system." 

It requires a high order of moral courage for a sci- 
entific man to express himself on the subject, when 
we calmly look the facts in the face, that so large a 
\number of the women are monomaniacs on dress ! 
. The general question now before the American 
people is not a monetary one ; it is an invalid one. 
But examine the cut where the location of the organs 
of generation are plainly seen, and it will not be diffi- 
cult for even the average man to comprehend what 
we have said regarding the mechanical injury of or- 
dinary dress. It needs but little causality to readily 
see how hernia is the result of causes mentioned. 

While woman's generative organs are affected as 
men's cannot be, because they are essentially differ- 
ent, so women who have anteversion, retroversion, 
inversion and i^rolapsus of the uterus not only trans- 



mit these tendencies to their daughters, but their 
^sons have weaknesses of the organs of sex. Thu& 
prolapsus of the scrotum may be directly the result 
of sexual excess, but there must be a weakened con- 
dition inherited to produce such a result, as is also 
the case with other difficulties that do not result 
from contagion. The law of inheritance is observed 
as nearly as is possible with the difference of sex. 



The Language of the Nerves. 

Part First. 

Men argue that as the male animals pursue and 
force the females to yield, therefore the law of force 
in the sexual relations is the natural one for men as 
well as animal males; and that "as the male in the 
animal creation is always the one to take the initia- 
tive step towards the copulative act," that the ques- 
tion is thus forever settled that it is best and riorht 
for men to pattern after brutes and beasts. As well 
might such reasoners tell us that as beasts live in 
woods and caves, it is the natural and therefore the 
best way for men to live. 

But so long as male brutes and beasts pursue the 
force system in sexual relation, and not wait until 
invited by female brutes and beasts, they can never 
rise to a higher condition ; for, while they so degrade 
the companion in their most intense nerve associa- 
tion, that associate gives back to them enough of the 
degradation of force in attempted resistance, to keep 
the males down to nearly or quite the same level with 
the females, and often below them. 

It is an insult to the higher types of brutes to 
compare them sexually with average men, for there 
are few in the whole animal kingdom that have as 


frequent and excessive sexual relations as do men. 
Among the animal exceptions are sheep, and but for 
:8uch relationship being limited to a short season, and 
<entire rest the most part of the year, the}^ would not 
long survive. Sheep-growers have found that 5,000 
^wes have conceived in one such season from a single / 
male. It is not surprising that sheep should be so 
wanting in intelligence when all of their vitality is 
expended in sexual relations, for the losses through 
this source are losses to the brain ! The same ele- 
ments that repair the wastes of the one are requisite 
for the other; and hence it follows that those who 
have the most power in either direction have the 
power to concentrate the greater part of such power 
to either the purely intellectual or to the sexual. 

Habits of thought and habits of life are magis- 
trates, and the reasoner will at once see how import- 
ant it is in youth and young manhood to cultivate 
the intellectual and higher faculties, and let the mag- 
istracy be of an ennobling nature. 

But to return. It is not a fact that in the animal 
kingdom the males are all tyrants and take the ini- 
tiative steps in sex relations, for^ where they are liv- 
ing in a natural condition, the relations of the high- 
est types of animals are mutual, called forth by the 
female. When the males assume rights of force the 
females resist, and hence the quarrels. It is said no 
other cause of quarrels are known to exist between 



male and female animals. The supreme right of self- 
hood asserts itself even in animal motherhood abili- 
ties, and resists invasion upon its rights — feebly, per- 
haps, but resists. 

The very desire for the copulative relation is one 
for the result of the relation — the offsprings ; and 
yet the love itself is often as much in embryo as the- 
offspring itself; so little is the subject understood^ 
because so little thought upon. And yet no man or 
woman can love another truly without a love for the 
future offspring that the relation of husband and 
wife is to produce. There is something wanting in 
pure love devotion if that want and love of posterity 
is not felt, even if not expressed. The marriage re- 
lation from the first should and would be one of no 
false delicacy, but as a pure relation if both men 
and women Avere pure and true to themselves before 
marriage, reserving their emotions for the one who 
was to be the partner of all joys and sorrows through 
the dim vista of middle life and old age. What- 
ever else influences the youth of both sexes, neither 
sex should ever swerve from the one fixed purpose 
to love and cherish the future husband or wife, and 
never be guilty of act or deed that would destroy or 
lessen the confidence in sexual purity. The well- 
being and complete confidence and happiness of the 
marriage relation demands equal purity, and such 
demand cannot be disregarded with impunity. Cu- 



mulative wrongs before marriage tell the tale after 
marriage — perhaps not audibly, but tell it just as 
plainly to husband or wife. To illustrate, we see, 
feel, act, smell, taste and hear all through the nerves. 
All these modes of communication are double, ex- 
cept the mouth from which we send forth speech ; 
and when that refuses to tell the truth there is no 
power to stop the little tell-tale nerves. And so 
v^when every energy of the whole system is concen- 
trated through the most highly sensitive ganglion of 
nerves, the life story is told in the ears of the nerves 
they meet through the agency of the wonderful 
nervo-magnetic fluid; and, although the power to 
fully comprehend just what the life of the other has 
been may not be possessed by all, yet a sufficient 
comprehensive power will be experienced to fully 
insure perfect confidence or to convince of decep- 
tion, and that of a nature that there is an object in 
the deceiver concealing forever. 

Part Second. 

If men were better informed in regard to women, 
they would understand how it is for their ov/n physi- 
cal and mental interest to respond to a wife's call, as 
the ruling power in all sexual relations. Men would 
neyer force, or even coax their wives to yield to them 
if the laws of the relation of the sexes were well 
understood with all the insidious results of force, or 



or even of coaxing. Such is the construction of the 
nerves of the vagina, that w^hen they are not in a 
condition to hear friction, they are morhidly sensa- 
tive, and if compelled to endure it, either by stronger 

\ physical power, or by persuasion, woman feels a 
1( repulsion to man through the shock to the sensitive- 
nerves, and just as clearly as though he had struck 
her in anger. When man uses force to compel 
against the desire of woman, even if she is perfectly 
healthy, a poison is sent forth from the walls of the- 
vagina that injures his whole system, and shortens- 
his days. So great is this poison that it sometimes 
produces an elongation of the urethra, causing in- 
tense pain, and has been thought by those not un- 
derstanding the cause to be a cancerous growth. 
Some are able to walk about when thus afflicted ^ 
but months elapse before restoration is possible. 

The poison that produces this result, is an abnor- 
mal forcing of the natural secretions of the vagina^ 
that are farther poisoned by the stinging nerves of 
the vagina that act on the nerves of the penis Avhen 
in the highest and most susceptible condition possi- 
ble to any part of the system, and when beyond his 
power to resist the influences that are sent with more 
than lightning speed all through his whole nerve sys- 

\^ tern. It is in this way that the "copper blowing^ 
lis accomplished in England. 



The angiy wife holds a copper penny in her mouth 
and when the orgasm is perfected by the infamous 
husband who forces her to yield to him ; she blows . 
with nearly closed mouth and poisons him to death/ 
These two kinds of poisoning can be readily under- 
stood when we realize that the poison of a snake is 
harmless, unless the snake is angry and throws its 
venom into an otherwise harmless secretion, (as its 
only means of defense.) Women unconsciously use 
the first poison spoken of as their only means of de- 
fence against repetitions of tyranny, and in aggra- 
vated cases, have used the ''copper blowing" as a 
\perpetual relief from a tyranny worse than death. 

ITothino; in life more aocsravates and ano;ers women 
than any advantage taken of the sexual relation, but 
men who complain of unappreciative and cross wives 
are generally utterly ignorant of the cause of the- 
same, and often out of real spite to punish them for 
something, compel them to submit to the sexual re- 
lation, when they do not dare to strike them for fear 
of law finding the marks. 

Men see that these niarital rapes quiet their wives 
for a time through fear of repetition, not fully under- 
standing that the very quiet is a debility that will 
effect themselves as soon as a repetition is resorted to,, 
and as soon as nature has struggled sufficiently to as- 
sert her right of individuality in woman, she feels the 
same anger so intensified that she resolves to kill her 



tormentor as a sure means of getting rid of a vile man 
that torments outside of the redress of common law. 

But if these men do not pay for such conduct by 
losing their lives, they pay dearly for such fiendish 
cruelty in their old years, by having helpless and 
loveless wives who lose all confidence in them and 
all interest in anything that relates to their comfort. 

The same unhappy feelings and unrest of soul that 
they caused their wives, is taken back upon them- 
selves by the very relationship that gives little else 
to such men than a fiendish gratification that never 
soothes and charms, but instead, exhausts and leaves 
about as pleasant emotions as the conquest of killing 
a snake. And the wife instead of being left ten- 
derly as wives expect and have a right to expect to be, 
they are left with about the same emotions of in- 
difierence as a dead snake would be left, or as a sav- 
age leaves a white woman after his captive raping 
of a woman who has been an hour in his possession, 
too frightened to have the power to even attempt a 
hopeless resistance. 

And yet with this terribly truthful picture be- 
fore us, with the mass of men feeling that they have 
a right to demand of wives and compel obedience in 
sexual relations, we look upon men with a charity 
that only one who has gone into the metaphysics of 
social life is capable. For no woman has enlighten- 
ed them upon the subject of real causes, and iin- 



mistakable effects, and no man lias had the facilities 
to trace effect to cause and cause to effect as we have 
had, and no woman, save a professional one, could 
delve into social life with a full comprehension of 
causes and remedies. 

The whole question of the essential part is settled 
by ico/nan alirays having supreme control of htr j^t rson. 
as regards an invasion by men. 

The sexual relation should be for posterity, and as 
soon as this is accomplished, there should be no other 
relation until another child is desired. _^ Xo woman 
properl}-^ balanced and witli perfectly healthy sexual 
organs lias a desire for such relationship, and if she 
submits to the same, the Language of the Xerves is 
such that the child in embryo is so taught sensuality 
that the coming man or woman is affected for life 
with such antenatal inlluences. The prospective 
mother begins to hate the embryonic child, as her 
maternal love is all clouded or destroyed by sensu- 
ality, and she begins to devise ways and means to 
dtstroy^ instead of cherishing the little unseen. It 
matters little whether woman is a willing or unwilling 
victim of sensuality, whether as a wife or a promis- 
cuous mistress, the love of posterity is destroyed, and 
the woman who fails to rid herself of her unwel- 
come charge, brings into existence a sensualist, a 
thief, a robber, a hermaphrodite, or at best an inhar- 
monious specimen of humanity, that hates its parents 



for being compelled to have such an unwelcome ex 
istence. All through the period of its embryonic life 
the Language of the Nerves is constantly taught, 
and the sentiments pervade every cell of the poor 
little piece of infantile helplessness. 

The truer one is to self, (other things being equal,) 
the deeper and grander the thoughts. Who can tell 
to what depths of unknown science the human mind 
is capable of evoluting, if the nervo-magnetic powers 
are not injured in utero, or by themselves in con- 
scious existence. What grandeur of comprehension 
of the eternal principles of brain power the evolution 
of thought shall yet give to the world, depends on pure 
manhood and pure womanhood to demonstrate 

It is deplorable, that many of the deepest minds, the 
most metaphysical reasoners, the clearest logicians, 
the grandest scientists and the purest moralists among 
women, must look in vain for their equals in all these 
regards, and die without leaving to the world speci- 
mens of humanity that shall be superior to themselves 
and capable of delving into the grandeurs and sub- 
limities that are now beyond conscious possibilities. 

If through the evolution of our thoughts, as con- 
tained in this little volume, the women of the future, 
on both sides of the great waters, shall have better 
conditions, w^e shall feel that our earth life has been 
one of noble effort, that no amount of contumely 
from the degraded can rob of pure satisfaction.